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COPYRIGHT, 1937 



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THE ANNUAL OF THE 
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As we embark upon our naval careers, it is fitting that we 
should pay a tribute to a man who has been eminently suc- 
cessful in the pursuit of his. The class of nineteen thirty-seven 
may well take that career as an example to follow, for he 
has set a high standard of performance. We could never 
measure the respect and admiration that he has commanded 
from us during his three years as Superintendent of the 
Naval Academy, his last tour of duty, and it is a privilege 
indeed to dedicate the Lucky Bag of 1937 to 
Rear- Admiral David Foote Sellers, 
United States Navy. 



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It has been our purpose to express in these 
pages the events and friendships that have 
made our four years here so important and 
irreplaceable in our lives. As we come to the 
end of the trail begun four years ago, the 
work of classifying emotions in the medium 
of cold print has been difficult. Just as actions 
speak louder than words, so pictures convey 
more than a written story. Therefore we 
have endeavored to make ours a pictorial 
record. If, in the years to come, this Lucky 
Bag serves to recall happy hours, to remind 
us of past events forgotten, its purpose will 
have been fulfilled and our labor will have 
been amply repaid. 



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ACADEMY 



BIOGRAPHIES 



CLASS HISTORY 



ACTIVITIES 



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The Academy — the poles about which our 
life turns. First the Yard — our physical 
surroundings. Its quiet beauty and the 
grandeur of its halls will live in our 
memories. In our Administration comes 
the personal inspiration. The officers who 
guide us to the final objective — that of 
making the Fleet better for our presence- 
have our great respect. We, as Midshipmen 
officers, have welcomed the opportunity to 
assist them. It is our Academy and every 
officer's — the golden tie that binds us to- 
gether in service to our country. 




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OUR ACADEMY HOME THE SCENE OF OUR TRIUMPHS 

AND MOMENTARY SETBACKS THE HAUNT OF THE D.O.'s 

THE PLACE TO WHICH WE RETURN FOR MEDITATION 

AFTER WE HAVE MET THE ACADEMICS AND ARE THEIRS. 




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MacDonough Hall 



THE GYM THE SUB AND THE WEAK SQUADS SWEDISH — 

AFTERNOON WORKOUTS SILENT BOXING MEETS— THE 

GRUNT AND GROANERS OUR TEMPLE OF PHYSICAL 

CULTURE THE WATER IN THE POOL IS NEVER WARM. 





Smoke Park 



THE PLEBES' FIRST HELL THOSE RESTFUL EVEN- 
ING SKAGS THE SCENE OF THE BEST DANCE 

THIS ACADEMY EVER SAW OZZIE AND HARRIET 

THE RINGS A VERDANT PLACE OF REPOSE. 



The Colonnades 



BANCROFT S OUTSTRETCHED ARMS A PATHWAY 

TO THE HORRORS OF ORDNANCE A TYPICAL EXAM- 
PLE OF THE CLASSIC BEAUTY OF OUR YARD THE 

ROYAL ROAD TO ROMANCE AT THE DAHLGREN HOPS. 




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Exterior Memorial Hall 

FROM THIS BALCONY MIDSHIPMEN AND DRAGS GET A 
BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF "WHERE THE SEVERN JOINS THE 

TIDE." INSIDE ROCKS AND SHOALS 489 PANES OF 

GLASS SUMMER HOPS HEROES OF THE GLORIOUS PAST. 




Dahlgren Hall 



THE SCENE OF GLORIOUS EVENTS GRADUATION 

THE JUNE BALL HOPS BASKETBALL GAMES ORD- 
NANCE COMPETITIONS SPOTTING WE ROLL BACK 

THE ROOF TO FIRE THE GUNS COMPANY DISMISSED.' 




The Superintendent's Home 

A RESIDENCE OF BEAUTY BEFITTING OUR 

S. O. P. THE SCENE OF YEARLY RECEPTIONS 

IN ITS GARDEN OUR SUPERINTENDENT GIVES 

US HIS LAST FAREWELL BEFORE WE LEAVE. 




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Aiahan Hall 



OUR LIBRARY HERE WE FIND RELAXATION IN 

THE THOUGHTS OF THE GREAT FRIDAY NIGHT 

LECTURES MOVIES FROM WAY BACK THE 

PIVOTAL POINT OF THE ACADEMIC GROUP. 





The Tripolitan Monument 

IN A SHADED GLEN NEAR THE OFFICERS' CLUB STANDS 
THIS IMPRESSIVE MEMORIAL TO THE HEROISM OF 
THE PAST, GIVING THE EMBRYONIC OFFICERS THEIR 
INSPIRATION TO DEFEND THEIR IDEALS TO THE END. 



The Chapel Dome 



IN THE FOREGROUND THE ORIGIN OF SWEET MUSIC 

FRAMED BY THE TREES THE FOCAL POINT FOR 

YOUNGSTERS' EYES ON THEIR RETURN FROM THE 
CRUISE EMBLEM OF THEIR NEW FOUND FREEDOM. 





The Chapel 



FAITH EXPRESSED IS A FOUNDATION FOR 

GREATER THINGS ITS IMPRESSIVE BEAUTY 

CATALYZES OUR FINER INSTINCTS JOHN PAUL 

JONES RESTS HERE, FITTINGLY ENSHRINED. 



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The Mexican Monument 

GUARDED BY ITS FOUR CANNONS THIS MARBLE 
OBELISK STANDS FOR THE SPIRIT OF SELF SACRIFICE 
IN THE PERFORMANCE OF PRESCRIBED DUTIES 
WHICH PERMEATES OUR NAVAL TRADITIONS. 




Isherwood Hall 



STEAM STEAM AND MORE STEAM FOUR YEARS 

HAVE IMPRESSED US WITH THE IMPORTANCE OF 

VAPORIZED WATER INTERNAL COMBUSTION 

DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY "OH HOW WE SUFFER." 







Hubbard Hall 



THE MOST MODERN BUILDING IN THE YARD 

THE HOME OF NAVY CREWS THE LAIR OF 

THE N CLUB SITE OF THE N DANCE, IT HOUSES 

OUR ATHLETES IN THEIR LIGHTER MOMENTS. 



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President of the United States 
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Claude Augustus Swanson 
Secretary of the Navy 




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Rear Admiral David Foote Sellers 

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Captain Forde A. Todd 

Commandant of Midshipmen 




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Commander Walter S. De Lany 
Executive Officer 





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Commander W. W. Meek 
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Lieut. Commander R. U. Hyde 

Assistant to the Commandant 

Lieut. C. E. Cullen 

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Commander W. N. Thomas (Ch. C.) 

Senior Chaplain 

Lieut. Commander H. S. Nielson 
Assistant to the Executive Officer 

Lieut. Commander J. E. Johnson (Ch. C.) 
Junior Chaplain 



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Top Row.- Edgar, Christie, Blanchard, Hull, Parrott, Burford, Galbraith, Pryce Cullen 

Second Row: Nutter, Padgett, Nielson, Coney, Bolton, Klauer, Cloughley, Longhead, Dortch 

Bottom Row: Wessel, Meek, Cobey, Todd, Philbrick, DeLany, Hyde 





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EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT 



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HE mission of the Naval Academy as definitely stated 
gives a big job to the Executive Department. Theirs is 
the thankless task of whipping into shape every year a new 
crop of plebes, many all unknowing of even the simplest 
requirements of a midshipman's life. They enforce the dis- 
cipline which, in spite of its obvious necessity, is often rather 
confining. It is the task of this body of men to instill in us 
the love of the service, the ability to lead, and the many 
executive requirements of the naval officer. We first were 
guided by them in our confused days as plebes. They started 
us on the right track in living our singular life here more 
successfully. The intricacies of infantry were taught to us 
step by step. They showed us how to coordinate brain and 
muscle, and brought together in harmony the furrow-step- 
ping farm boys, the ball room dancing city fellers, and those 
whose only previous means of locomotion was the automo- 
bile. Through four years they have been our guiding angels, 
helping us over our rough spots, burning our wings with 
extra duty when we played with the wrong flame, and 
finally turning over to us in our last year here a great part 
in the direction of the Regiment. When we finally leave to 
take up our duties in the fleet with their varying responsi- 
bilities, we will remember that much of our four years' 
training has been spent under the direction of the Executive 
Department. 



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Captain F. A. Todd 
Head of Department 



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Top Row: Monical, Reynolds, Metzger, Kirby, Hermann, Johnson, Stephenson, Greene, Clark 

Second Row: Stagner, Siatkowski, Thompson, Mason, Olavesen, Morgan, Branham, Youngren 

Third Row: Duvall, O'Donnell, Ageton, Hyatt, Pope, Tallman, Watson, Lankenau, Maher, Belch, 

Caldwell, Mead, Filbry 
Bottom Row: Decker, Jenkins, Maher, Quigley, Vossler, Du Bose, Hunt, Lee, Brittain 





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SEAMANSHIP AND NAVIGATION 






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THIS department made our acquaintance in cutter drills, 
jackstay sessions, and signalling tests, but we still had 
not really seen their true colors, the grandiose red "X's," 
and the much more appreciated blue checks in our P-work 
books. They taught us of the mysteries of declination, de- 
viation, and azimuth. They led us along the straight and 
narrow among the ramifications of Ageton, Dreisenstock, 
and Marc St. Hilaire. The primary duty of the Officer of the 
Deck of a modern battleship is the safe navigation of his 
ship, and the place of this department in the training of the 
future young officer is evident. We heard sea stories about 
the finger sextant, the destroyer that dropped anchor after 
days at sea in a thick fog, and killed two men on the dock, 
and many others. On first class cruise came our first practical 
test of just what could be done with the theory of naviga- 
tion that we had learned. There seemed to be cooperation 
between the horizon and the stars so that when one was 
present the other was conspicuous by its absence. The tactics 
of modern warfare were taught to the embryo strategists in 
our class under the able direction of this department. Now 
we take leave of the Nav Department with happy memories, 
and carrying firmly emblazoned on our memories the sten- 
torian battle cries — "'Calculated greater away," and "Sail 
Hypo William" — so we give four bells and a jingle and 
proceed to the Fleet for our future life. 



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Head of Department 



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Top Rotar Connelley, Chandler, Hobby, Pogue, Humphreys, Laffan, Jordan, Day 

Second Row.- Sampson, Mitchell, Tibbetts, Evans, Heil, Anderson, Wolleson 

Bottom Row: Bartlett, Welch, Balsley, James, Herrmann, Clay, Parker 




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ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY 






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THE Chinese have been referred to in no uncertain terms 
as a clever people. They have conceived some inventions 
one of which is the bane of many midshipmen's lives — 
gunpowder. From plebe summer to Diploma, the Depart- 
ment of Ordnance and Gunnery is an ever present evil. 
Ordnance is an important factor in naval success, but even 
such an indisputable truth cannot furnish recompense to 
the unsat. At the rifle range, in the classroom, and in the 
armory, ordnance maintains its evil disposition. Confiden- 
tial publications, torpedoes, interior and exterior ballistics 
follow by in rapid succession with the menace of the little 
red book forever present. On summer cruises ordnance takes 
on a more pleasant aspect. Much hard drill must of course 
be carried out, but when the day comes for S R B P each 
man feels a quickened pulse as the big guns speak with 
their voices and actions controlled by midshipmen. One 
thing the Ordnance Department firmly insists upon is the 
absolute observance of all safety precautions. The wisdom 
of this is generally realized, but the trouble which such 
action involves is naturally the cause of much growling, 
and when safety precautions are carried so far that first 
class must wear garters to keep from tripping over falling 
socks, it is a shame indeed. A long time after graduation 
we will remember this department's favorite expression: 
"Those who have fired twice or more fall in on the left; 
those who have fired less than twice, fall in on the right; 
those who have done neither, stand fast." 



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Top Row: Clark, Willcox, Cronin, Stoddard, Landstreet, Farrow, Creasor, Phleger, Wilkinson, Lillard, French 

Second Row: Beneze, Page, Gates, Goodall, Day, Talbot, Brown, Parker, Farrell 

Third Row: Gingras, Eakens, Mclsaac, McCool, Slaven, Yeager, Sharp, Fitzgerald, Burt, Ryan, Dusinberre 

Bottom Roiv: Ward, Downes, Carr, Godwin, Bruce, Burhans, Bannerman, Vetter, Butterfield 





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MARINE ENGINEERING 



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THE trials and tribulations of the Steam Department 
will haunt the minds of many when other memories of 
the Academy have become quite dim. Four years of work 
in Isherwood Hall have been to a few a source of pleasure 
and velvet, to most of us a source of worry and wonder. 
Beginning plebe year with the drawing room and moving 
rapidly through Johnny Gow, metallurgy, heat transfer 
(remember Dusie's pride and joy?), those wearisome weeks 
of second class summer, then on to thermodynamics, naval 
machinery, construction, until finally we reached M. E. I., 
Steam has gotten progressively worse. Whoever planned the 
academic group wisely placed the Steam building off by 
itself. The mind can scarcely realize the horrors that would 
ensue were this building placed where its spirit could per- 
meate the others. Perhaps that is too harsh a viewpoint, 
for we will all remember those few moments at the end of 
the period when the chalk dust had settled, and the prof 
sat back and said, "Any more questions, gentlemen? No? 
Well, I'll tell you about an experience I had out on the 
China Station." Out would come such gems as the one 
about the destroyer that used her ash cans to secure a fish 
dinner for all hands, or even that masterpiece about the time 
the mess cook spilled the beans down the blower. It is 
possible that sometime, when the temperature in the fire- 
room reaches 140° and there is no shade, such happy mem- 
ories will make us smile. 



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Captain Bryson Bruce 
Head of Department 



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Second Row: Adell, Moore, Kneeland, Lyle, Rodgers, Scarborough, Addison, Tyler, Gates' Kells 

Searles, Mayer, Boyd 
Bottom Row: Dillingham, Korns, Eppes, Dees, Leiper, Smith, Capron, Stein, Galloway, Martin, 

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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS 






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AT the end of youngster year there is always a big cele- 
XJL bration — the burial of Math. For two years each class 
must fight its way through the intricate maze offered by 
this department and woe betide the unwary one who has 
the mistaken idea that Math is fruit. Math demands con- 
stant attention — the trees bear out the truth of this to those 
who sometimes doubt. Solid geometry during plebe summer 
is the first omen of the storm to come, and it is followed by 
trigonometry and college algebra — remember tossing those 
pennies to see just how many would come up tails? Calculus 
is another snare and youngster year with its rapid succession 
of differentials, mechanics, and spherical trigonometry is 
far from a pleasant thought. Thus it is no wonder that each 
class so joyfully buries Math. Math may be dead, but its 
spirit lives on — in ordnance, juice, and steam where we 
found sadly that now we had to use all those formulas we 
thought we could forget. We realized then why we had 
studied so much Math — taking an ordinary four year course 
in two. It was simply a means of preparing us for these 
practical subjects, and in the end we finally came to ap- 
preciate the necessity of having this department. Math 
forms the groundwork for much of the work done by the 
Navy, be it in building, running, or fighting ships. Math is 
dead — long live Math; and the slip-stick reigns over all. 



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Top Row: Gray, Bibby, Daniel, Lyttle, Schieke, Malone, Howard, Marshall 

Second Row: Zemmer, Leith, Roedel, MacDonald, McCune, Coley, Thomson, Hall, Roth, Dodson, Ballou, Andrews 

Third Row: Legg, Leppert, Goodnough, Pearson, Eaton, Thayer, Doe, McFadden, Southworth,' 

Forbes, Jensen, Outerbridge, Akin 

Bottom Row: Tillson, Olsen, Derx, Glutting, Vanderkloot, Smith, Conolly, Dashiell, Briscoe, Hungerford, Wyatt 





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THE naval officer of the present day needs a firm founda- 
tional understanding of the physical sciences. Electric- 
ity has come to fulfill an important function in modern day 
maritime travel, and it promises to be even more important 
in the future. It is the aim of this department to indoctrinate 
the future officers of our navy with the rudimentary prin- 
ciples of chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, and 
radio. The short period of instruction available makes the 
job one of considerable magnitude. Plebe year with our 
slipsticks locked at a constant 6.06 X iQ 23 we probed the 
mysteries of the atom. At the same time we learned the 
applications of chemistry to our profession, in explosives 
manufacture, gas defense, and boiler water analysis. Young- 
ster year Slipstick Willie led us in the paths of torque, pre- 
cession, and spin. Many were the brows wrinkled with care 
as we tried to fathom the intricacies of rotors, inductance, 
reactance, and E = E„,„x sin wt. We pondered the principles 
of electric drive ships, and thanked our lucky stars for chief 
warrant electricians. Finally we met radio on a purely 
professional basis, and began to understand why that radio 
of ours hummed and crackled the way it always did. The 
Juice Department introduced us to the sciences which under- 
lie modern construction progress, and made us more capable 
of following the changes which are sure to come as our 
knowledge of these natural forces becomes more widespread. 



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ENGLISH AND HISTORY 



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MOST graduates of high schools naturally assume that 
upon receiving their diploma they have full command 
of the English language. The Bull Department, however, 
serves as a rude awakening for such individuals. Those who 
aspire to be "officers and gentlemen" must serve a new 
apprenticeship, during most of which English changes from 
the tried and true friend of the past to a mysterious stranger. 
Such is the manner in which we learn true English, and the 
plebe learns two English languages — one for the classroom, 
and the other for ordinary use. Once past this stage in the 
course the study becomes much more entertaining and 
decidedly easier. A study of the famous poems of our lan- 
guage is followed by one year of history, half of which is 
naval history. From the first rude canoe down through the 
Battle of Jutland with its eternal riddle, the sea fighters of 
the world with their glorious traditions march before us. 
A study of contemporary literature gives a glimpse into dis- 
tant lands. First class year holds for us a great thrill — at 
last we may select one course which we wish to take, an 
opportunity afforded only by this department. For some 
few the course has been unpleasant, but in the future there 
may come a time when the toastmaster glances around the 
table and then announces that you will speak. It is then 
that the Bull Department and its painstaking efforts at 
broadening our minds and cultivating our speech will be 
kindly remembered. 



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Head of Department 



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Top Row- Russillo, Hines, Vazquez, Hickox, Thomas, Caufield, Sewell, Goyette, Nostrand, High, Hewett 
Second Roiv: Lajoye, Saurette, Carson, Winchell, Fowler, Fowler, Dahlgren, Starnes, Rutt 
Bottom Row: Purdie, Baber, Olivet, Pursell, Crosby, Fernandez, Ansel, Colton, Whiteford 




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r DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES 






IT certainly is a swell feeling to go home on leave and 
nonchalantly astound our friends at home with words 
and phrases borrowed from the various people across the 
broad Atlantic. The Department of Modern Languages fills 
an important position in our Academy life. They take us 
in hand when we enter and try to shape for us a correct 
pronunciation in our chosen foreign tongue. Then they lead 
us among the maze of foreign grammar. During the first 
three years Dago furnishes for some a relaxation from the 
coldness of our sciences, and for others their only pitfall. 
Youngster cruise comes, and the Dago savoir uses his 
"Habla espanol," or "Parlez-vous" on every foreigner met. 
Then we come to practical languages, naval phraseology. 
The knowledge of a foreign language may lead in future 
service life to interesting special duties such as advance 
agent for the commanding officer ashore or a post at some 
embassy. The Dago Department, consisting as it does of 
some of the most noteworthy characters of our faculty, has 
had the big job of teaching modern languages to people of 
widely varying interest, but they have done their job well. 
We can thank them in later life when a well turned phrase 
chokes the people who snicker at our linguistic abilities. 
Remember the sun, snake, triangle, and other allied geo- 
metry, and the vocabulary becomes sheer fruit. All one needs 
is the universal formula and all languages become one. 



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Head of Department 



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Top Row: Davison, Comly, Todd 

Second Row: Young, Hensel, Newton, Mcintosh, Tortorich 

Bottom Row: Dupre, Hall, McBride, Robert, Biggs 





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t ECONOMICS AND GOVERNMENT 



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A FEW years ago the curriculum of Uncle Sam's school for 
JT\. spoiled and pampered pets was modified somewhat — 
the result a new department — Economics and Government. 
It was believed that all midshipmen should have a clear 
idea of how governments and individuals conducted their 
affairs, and from this idea sprang our latest baby. The 
growth and progress of this baby has been a joy to the 
officers connected with it and to the midshipmen. Believing 
that its scope was such that it could vary somewhat from 
the methods used by other departments, E and G decided 
to present its subject in a new way. Giving out the questions 
to be asked at recitations in advance of the period was a new 
idea. Allowing time for free discussion in class was another 
thing immediately popular. In addition to the new method 
of presentation the subjects covered have been well received. 
A study of our own government was followed by an analysis 
of European countries and then followed a year of Eco- 
nomics. A carefully chosen group of experts delivered lec- 
tures presenting views and discussions of the subjects being 
covered. Modern and interesting, each new study was one 
that was not only a pleasure to bone, but which would 
surely prove to be valuable later on. It is with real regret 
that we leave this department for our work has truly been 
a pleasure. Those study hours in our rooms to prepare for 
exams and those "to be read in rooms" assignments will be 
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Top Row: Webb, Lynch, Fiems, Karow, Snyder, Taylor 

Second Row: Sazama, Aamold, Foster, Thomson, Wilson, Ortland, Schutz, Deladrier 

Bottom Row: Gilmore, Cross, Pirie, McFall, Giffen, Bowman, Hamilton, Honaker, Mang 





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Ir PHYSICAL TRAINING 






EECREATION is necessary in the life of any man, and 
l. the Physical Training Department helps us to direct 
the use of our leisure time (such as it is) into channels which 
will benefit us by building up healthy bodies. Without this 
last qualification the naval officer cannot hope to succeed 
in a job which requires constant alertness and the ability 
to make quick decisions. All of our athletic coaches who 
direct so successfully the Big Blue Teams that year after 
year have their place in the top flight of the inter-collegiate 
representatives are members of this department. Intramural 
sports also are directed by this branch of our academic 
board. Every midshipman is encouraged to participate in 
some form of athletics. In this way the principles of sports- 
manship and good fellowship which are necessary in the 
makeup of a leader are indoctrinated in the regiment. We 
have had long back breaking Swedish drill — "To forward 
lying on the right side." We have tried to swim the re- 
quired tests with that chocolate eclair that we had for chow 
pulling us down-ward. We have grunted and strained while 
wrapped up in those ingenious gadgets — the strength ma- 
chines. Finally we have received instructions in the great 
social sport, golf. Throughout our association with the 
members of this department we have found that they have 
a real interest in our welfare, and that they are always ready 
to help us in any way possible. 



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Head of Department 



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DEPARTMENT OF HYGIENE 






NO matter where one finds his niche — in the Navy or 
on the outside — hygiene is important. The mission 
of the Naval Academy places emphasis on "sound minds 
in healthy bodies." Many departments help to produce the 
sound minds but only this one has the important task of 
showing us the importance of our physical condition. The 
Department of Hygiene fulfills its job well. From the first 
plebe summer lecture to the end of our careers as midshipmen 
this department stands by to instruct and give us a helping 
hand. Sick Bay, the hospital, and Misery Hall are places of 
solace for the sick, lame, and lazy. Well given lectures and 
a single examination comprise the whole course, but the 
principles of good health are well covered. The work of 
this department never ceases, for there are always dental 
work, beauty rests, eye refractions, sprains, and bruises to 
be taken care of. Even during the summer cruises the advice 
and counsel of the doctors carry on the good work that has 
been done ashore. It is on the cruise more than anywhere 
else that the importance of hygiene in the navy is recog- 
nized. Crowded living conditions and facilities necessarily 
inferior to those ashore call for a constant effort to keep 
oneself fit. The good naval officer is concerned not only with 
his own health but with that of the men under him, and the 
Department of Hygiene gives the necessary information to 
maintain a healthy ship. 



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Lander 


Wadleigh 


Wescott 


SECOND 


CLASS 



Harlan 



Jennings 



THIRD 


CLASS 




Deane 




Croft 


Millington 




Stevenson 


Brennan 




Odell 


McConnaughay 




Thomas 


Tucker 




Rye 


Watson 




Sharp 



Carlson 



Schock 







FOURTH 


CLASS 






Carew 


Phelan 


Boyum 


Eckert 


McCollum 


Tilton 


Smalzel 


Hanna 


Dueber 


Fisher 


Bottenberg 


Smallwood 


Mathews 


Peebles 


Dupzyk 


Dabhey 


Sims 


Libbey 


Bingham 


Bockius 


Henney 


Dobie 


Hardy 


Clark 




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REGIMENTAL 
STAFFS 



Cousins Ball Davies Anderson 

Halla Julihn 

WoODHULL 



Robinson 




Hessel Schneider 



Menefee 

Nash Bell 

Grantham 



Nielsen Mingay 





Taylor 



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Schneider 
Grantham 



Anderson 

Nash 
Kissinger 



Filippone Madison 

Nicholson 




ROUZEE 




Lt. Comdr. L. P. Padgett, Jp 



Putman Jordan 

Nicholson 



Reid 




FIRST 
BATTALION 






Nielsen Chambers Patrick Wallace Barki.i 

Mack 



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Dr. R. V. Hull 






Cunningham Patriarca Narter Cassidy 

West Patrick Young 



Taylor 




Moore Lirette Mehlhop Woodard Lajaunie 

Narter Obermeyer Bottenfield 



FIRST 
COMPANY 



Jordan Patriarca Lirette Taylor Hirschberger 

Mountrey Obermeyer Cunningham 




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PuTMAN 



Waugh Harper Ballinger Reese 

Reid Taylor Byrum 



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Lt. (j.g.) C. G. Christie 





McKaig Rowe Ramsey Thompson Witters 

Burt Lanham Crenshaw 




Gibson Pond Shaffer Barkley Carr 

Stuessi Schmidt Carroll 




McKaig 



Rowe 
Coker 



Crenshaw 
Schmidt 



Lanham 
Pond 



Roby 



THIRD 
COMPANY 




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Swift Norman Barry Smith 

Kissinger 




Lt. Comdr. L. P. Wessell 





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SECOND 
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NORTHWOOD 



Shamer Nester 

JuLIHN 



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Lt. J. H. Parrott 





Johnson 



Hart 
Moore 



Peterson 
Hahn 



Vance 
Smith 



Burgess 




Savage 
Warder 



Roth Nester 

Hahn Johnson 



Burgess 




Bennett Dressendorfer Williams Kelly Rixey 

Brown Hart Vance 



FOURTH 
COMPANY 




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Thomas 

Usher 



Pridmore 

NoRTHWOOD 



GlJSTIN 

Bringle 



HuEY 





Lt. J. C. McCuTCHEN 





Taylor Dalton 

Lowndes 



Tate 
Miller 



Adams 
White 



Simpson 



FIFTH 
COMPANY 





Simpson Huey Sherry Rengel Bottomley 

Swift Miller Gustin 



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Lt. J. W. Blanchard 





Transue Molteni Cheney Sanderson Scales 

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Shea Lansdowne Hartman Morse Gibson 

Ross Farrington Barry 







Rimmer Hall Hartman Ross 

Farrington Halla Molteni 



SIXTH 
COMPANY 




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Lt. Comdr. S. T. Cloughley 



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Madison Watkins 



Moore Pace 

Grantham 




Morrell Stewart Colbert Carnes Edwards 

Anderson Zellner Dally 



SEVENTH 
COMPANY 



Walsh Adams Moore Zellner 

Messenheimer Watkins Morrell 




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Stevens Merryman Nixon Garvin 

Dyson Jones Held 



Patty 





Lt. D. L. Nutter 




Dyson 



Rankin 

Adelman 



Clegg Brown 

Barninger Patty 



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EIGHTH 
COMPANY 





Garvin Rankin Patty Mehlig 

Jones Soucek Browning 



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Robertson Hansen 

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Snodgrass 

Stevens 



Wildt Brantley 

Patterson 




Hughes Mead Snodgrass Clark Wengrovius 

Patterson Reece Huelsenbeck 




Hansen 



Wildt Hughes Patterson 

Snodgrass Stevens Reece 



Mead 



NINTH 
COMPANY 




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Duncan 




Baker Scofield Currier 

Vroome Filippone 



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COMPANY 




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Groves Smart Bevernick Thomas Henderich 

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Hughes Rydeen Mayes 



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TWELFTH 
COMPANY 




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FIRST BATTALION 



L. V. Julihn, President 



FIRST 
CLASS 




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.here is an old and well loved navy song about Four 
Years beside the Severn — four full, quick years. Academ- 
ics, hops, summer cruises, football trips, leaves — already 
they form a fast receding kaleidoscopic vision of pleasant 
memories. There have been rough spots — and sad ones 
too. We have bid goodbye to a full fourth of the class 
that entered in the summer of .1933 — victims of annual 
physicals, academics, or executive discipline. The three 
hundred and twenty remaining have realized a collective 
ambition — the class of 1937 is ready to enter the fleet as 




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officers of the United States Navy. Some few recollections 
are still too vivid and too close to us to form a true 
background. For the first time in over a decade an 
academy class has seen the Navy break even with Army 
in four years of grueling football competition. Regardless 
of their true importance, those two victories will always 
retain a hallowed place in our memories. Of our two 
European cruises no taste of hardships or irksome duties 
remains; there is only a treasured store of experiences 
and friendships among the most hospitable of the foreign 




T. A. Culhane, Vice-President 



FIRST 
CLASS 




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THIRD BATTALION 



A. W. Rich 
Secretary-Treasurer 



FIRST 
CLASS 



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nations. Of the academic years only two stand out — the 
one of indoctrination as plebes and the one of culmina- 
tion as first classmen. Socially, the Youngster Showboat 
and the never to be forgotten Ring Dance will stand as 
the criterion for future years. We can not speak of leaves 
collectively — such pleasures, triumphs, and ecstasies as 
they afforded are hidden behind the cloak of individual- 
ity. The one fire kindled throughout these years that 
will not dim with passing time is the respect and love 
of the Service that has slowly and imperceptibly crept 




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into our characters. The close contacts with, and the 
examples set by the officers attached to the academy 
have laid before us the ideals of the Service. From them 
we have drawn the receptive background for an ever 
increasing appreciation of service in the naval sense. 
This is our most valued and least realized possession. 
To the academy and those who succeed us we leave a 
still faintly ringing Japanese Bell, a wealth of tradition 
which must not be destroyed, and a poignant assurance 
that the years at the Naval Academy form the sounding 
board of all future emotions and endeavors. 




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CLASS 




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CLASS 



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.he end of three years of strife; the birth of the one 
of glory, R. H. I. P., the ring new and heavy on your 
finger. Seems only yesterday that we were called here 
as the class of '38. Remember how your knees shook at 
the physical exam? And the life during plebe summer — 
infantry, pulling cutters under a blistering sun, chow- 
hounds at meals, the might with which the report 
seemed padded with injustice. The return of the cruise 
and watching the upper classes depart on leave left a 
lump in your throat — but gave us a month of heaven. 
And then the step into the dark and unknown — how 




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C. D. Brown, Vice-President 



confidently we entered, only to lose the blitheness during 
that first meal with the regiment of which we were now 
a part, albeit only plebes. Remember studying like the 
devil during the week to ward off the terrors of Math 
and Steam only to let loose over the weekend at the 
games, that 3-0 accompanied by the heavenly bliss of 
carrying on 'til Christmas leave — recall the thrill? Fi- 
nally June Week with its "No More Plebes" followed by 
Youngster cruise, begun with four days of storm and sea- 
sickness, the thrill of foreign ports, days at sea, S.R.B.P., 
our first "Sep" leave with its super-left-arm swing. 



SECOND 
CLASS 




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J. A. Saxton, Jr. 
Secretary-Treasurer 



SECOND 
CLASS 



THIRD BATTALION 




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Gosh! that month went fast — another year, and the 
realization that the promotion from plebe to youngster 
was the greatest thing ever to have happened, a heavy 
skinny course with its lighter moments — and math! 
Christmas leave again, the O. A. O. Suddenly midyears, 
and it's beginning to hurt to lose classmates. The re- 
mainder of that six month battle, the burial of math 
marking the realization of that anticipated second class 
summer — with the rude awakening to the "play ball 
policy." But flying, a month of actual pleasure cruise, 
cits, hops, week-ends few but grand — and then the big- 







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gest leave yet. Remember the return to being "some- 
body" — those two diags surely bolstered up the self- 
esteem, gave one a new outlook on the service and the 
years to be. Second class year, with Thermo turning hair 
grey, Nav driving all hands slowly crazy, Ordnance 
doing its very best to help — was there no escape? Leave 
better than ever helped, and the return to the Navy 
after Christmas didn't seem so bad — dreams of the ring, 
first class cruise, a year on top, all dreams slowly coming 
true — and then June Week again with the RING! With 
a happy-tinged-with-sadness farewell to Thirty-seven, 
it's "Thirty-eight take charge." 



SECOND 
CLASS 








THIRD 

CLASS 




E. M. O'Herron, President 



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.ere we are, the survivors of those two first vigorous 
and somewhat inglorious years at this institution. All 
of us came here with vague dreams and illusions of 
grandeur which soon faded in our contacts with realities. 
We've lost our dreams, and some, perhaps, their illusions, 
but in place of these we have acquired ideals and friend- 
ships which we will always cherish. We have learned 
to expect work as well as pleasure in our daily routine, 
and, having run the gauntlet of experience for two years, 
we have come to realize that the good which we derive 




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from this training far exceeds the work necessary to 
obtain it. We came here, eight hundred and sixty-one 
strong, from all parts of the country and from all walks 
of life. We soon found ourselves in step with the best 
traditions of this academy. Plebe summer with all its 
attending miseries passed all too soon. Little did we 
realize then that those carefree tiresome days would 
afford us some of our happiest memories. Then academic 
year reared its gruesome head and began to take its toll 
on our numbers. Some of us failed to adapt ourselves to 




THIRD 
CLASS 




T. J. Walker, Vice-President 



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THIRD 
CLASS 



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J. L. Dean, Secretary-Treasurer 



the routine and fell by the wayside; for them we will 
always feel sorry. That first year seems to have been a 
nightmare. Still, it was not entirely devoid of pleasures. 
Who of us will ever forget that first Christmas leave? 
Or those too, too few times when we were allowed to 
drag? They were pleasant times, but we were not sorry 
to see June Week and graduation come and go, for it 
was then that we finally came into our own. The cruise 
brings to us a variety of memories — memories of cold 
salt water on bare feet, crowded wash-rooms, the smiles 
of beautiful girls, imposing sights, and historical places. 




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It was an experience we won't forget, and the many 
lessons it taught us are priceless. Youngster year has 
been a revelation. It was nothing like what we had 
expected. For, with the assumption of that narrow stripe 
on our sleeve, we assumed responsibilities which were 
greater than we had expected. However, we readily 
responded to these new responsibilities, and now class- 
mates of ours can be found on every athletic team and in 
every extra-curricular activity here at the academy. We 
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even hundred strong, we, the class of '40, were intro- 
duced to life at the Naval Academy during the hectic 
days of plebe summer. Seamanship drills, infantry drills, 
mass singing, rifle range drills, and English lectures took 
up most of our time, and we spent most of our spare mo- 
ments getting acquainted with the grounds and finding 
out why Stribling walked. Not until the regiment 
returned from leave did we begin to appreciate the com- 
parative luxury and freedom of plebe summer. The foot- 
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us forget for a few moments the terrific battle that we 
were waging with the academic department. As a perfect 
climax to our first football season at the academy, we 
returned from Philadelphia with a victory over Army. 
Every man in the class thoroughly enjoyed the few short 
weeks before the Christmas holidays. Came the new year 
and we returned from eleven days of leave, determined 
either to do or die during the months that separated 
us from June Week. After a short but desperate struggle 
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grind with the "Masqueraders" and our first drag acting 
as our guiding star. Spring drew on and the academic de- 
partment became a mighty storm cloud, darkening the 
sun and robbing the spring weather of much of its charm. 
The ever present bi-monthly trees, however, spread their 
flowing branches in the spring sunshine as an added in- 
ducement to those who were prone to indulge in an 
over-dose of nature's tonic. Finally the last rivers of our 
fourth class year had been successfully crossed, and we 
were able to breathe easier as we watched the prepara- 



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tions being made for the famous week in June. And 
then June Week itself with its numerous hops and dress 
parades was upon us. Time passes on and so we advance 
from lowly plebes to ratey youngsters as we embark on 
our first cruise. We now know the real privilege it is 
to be one of Uncle Sam's "pampered pets." Four years 
seems a long time, but looking back we realize that 
our plebe year has passed very quickly. Soon one diag, 
two diags, and five stripes (?) will follow, and we too 
will be saying our adieus. 



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While we pride ourselves on the fact that 
we know each of our classmates individu- 
ally, it has always been known that no 
one has such a keen insight to a man's 
character as those who live with him. It 
is therefore appropriate that each Mid- 
shipman should write his roommate's 
biography. Neither vices nor virtues are 
emphasized, but we have tried to give a 
brief and frank word picture of every man 
in the Class of 1937. The portraits and 
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GEORGE WASHINGTON ARMIJO, JR. 

Albuquerque, New Mexico 
"Army" "Jo" "Mex" 

COMING from New Mexico, where steam installations and 
battleships seldom worry one, Army has had several close 
calls. But he has learned how to beat the game, keeping the 
Math and Steam profs guessing for four years. Although he is a 
natural boxer, academic difficulties have kept him from cashing 
in to the full extent on his unusual ability. After the January 
exams, however, you will find Army over in the gym every 
afternoon. George does not inhabit Carvel on Sunday after- 
noons, because Sunday is a day of rest, but you will still find 
him dragging every week-end with the current O. A. O. 

Resigned 



JAMES ROBY HOLDEN 

Tulsa, Oklahoma 

"Bug-eye" "Jim" 

BORN and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 
Jim acquired his knowledge of Navy 
tradition from Long John himself. It seems 
that Jim went to an "engine" school before 
his ambitions led him up our way. As a 
lad, Pete spent his odd moments shooting 
quail and jack-rabbits, but fate decreed 
that his eyes should weaken just enough 
to keep him off the rifle team, so he plays 
tennis and swims for diversion. Jim is one 
of the boys who always has the right 
answer for the prof, but the fair sex doesn't 
seem to interest him — for long. 

Resigned. 







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JOHN D. REESE, JR. 

Youngstown, Ohio 

' 'Jack " " Cass " " Python 

TURNING down a career in big busi- 
ness, John decided on a life on the 
rolling deep. Except for youngster Steam 
he never took academics seriously enough 
to lose any sleep. Though never out for a 
varsity sport, afternoons usually found him 
keeping in shape by wrestling, boxing, and 
swimming. A ready smile on all occasions 
is the secret of his personality. An easy 
going disposition has made him a host of 
friends. All in all, he's a man's man, a 
gentleman — and the ladies like him. John's 
interests are wholly with the Service and 
we expect and wish for him a brilliant 
career. 

Two Stripes. 



JOHN MONTGOMERY BALLINGER 
Hearne, Texas 

"Monty" "Bing" "Dos Pistolas" 

A FTER overcoming the fears of the first few days of plebe 
L \. year, Monty settled down to find out what the Navy 
was like. His first encounter with the academic department 
left him holding the trumps. Along with his studies, he found 
time to work out on the football field, play a set or two of good 
tennis, and spend an afternoon or two behind the cover of a 
Cosmo. Monty's amiable disposition and attractive personality 
made him many lasting friendships. His level-headedness and 
ability to think things through to a logical conclusion, make 
him certain of success. 






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Circulation Manager 1. 
7 Stripes. 




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MERLE BONWELL McKAIG 
Boise, Idaho 

"Rasputin" "Mac" "Idaho" "Baldy" 

MAC isn't the best wife we ever had, what with his prac- 
tical jokes and his confounded singing before breakfast. 
He's no athlete, no Rubinoff with his fiddle, and neither a 
greasoir nor a five-per-center. And he's a bit erratic in the way 
he works; one month he's working on a Diesel that will 
revolutionize the industry, the next month he's trying to outdo 
Puccini in grand opera, and in between times he just waits for 
the next wave of energy to hit. Not such a good score so far. 
But we will say this: if Mac ever hits his stride, it will be a 
long one. 

Lightweight Crew 4. Orchestra 4, 3, 2, 1, Director 1. Log Staff 

Musical Club Shows. Choir. Glee Club. 

Star. Two Stripes. 






LEONARD EMIL EWOLDT 

Hartley, Iowa 

Ewee " " Punchy " " Stooge 

WE never could quite figure Ewee 
out. When we started pulling prac- 
tical jokes on him, we found him to be a 
fine subject, but every once in a while the 
worm would turn, and you never saw such 
devilish ingenuity. We found him to be 
quite different from the rest of us, and true 
to instinct, we tried to reform him. He was 
always very earnest and sincere about try- 
ing to change his ways, but the trouble 
was that we never could quite define what 
it was that bothered us. We know now; 
he wouldn't do things he knew he should- 
n't. We can't understand a guy like that. 









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RICHARD LEO BARKLEY 

Fergus Falls, Minnesota 
"Spike" "Dick" " Wimpy 

THIS old sea dog has big blue eyes and 
long bushy eyebrows that fall in his 
beer. He's "Spike"' to his friends, but "the 
woman" uses ' 'Dick' ' to designate her hero 
with the brass buttons. The old tar bucket 
spends his spare time selling ads, saving 
the homestead, and cleaning up politics. 
With a handful of cigars, he swaggers 
about preaching, "Seagram's in every scut- 
tlebutt," and, "Elect a i P. O." Almost 
any evening, Spike will tell us, between 
puffs on his cigar, what a swell guy he is. 
In four years this is the only statement on 
which we've agreed. 

Business Manager, Masqueraders and Musical Clubs. 
Log Staff i. 
Two Stripes. 



JAMES ROBERT GREY 

Belleville, New Jersey 
"Red" "J. R." "Tiger" 

SHY and bashful, simple and sweet, red-headed and knock- 
kneed, thoughtful and kind — that's Tiger. He wears night- 
gowns and loves hamburgers, when he isn't wearing green 
pajamas. His hectic life has been the bane of his companions, 
his brain the savior of the thick, and his money the boon to 
the broke. He's seen the world through a caisson, and the 
only interesting aspect of travel is a chance to speak German 
with the natives and to navigate. He is the best sitting quarter- 
miler in the place. To the lucky girl that lands our Tige, we 
extend our sincerest congratulations. 

Track 4, }. 

Small Bore 3. 

One Stripe. 




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HARRY HAYES BARTON 

Washington, D. C. 

"Ace" " Sail-ears " " Hageage 

A MORE tactless man cannot be found. Ace is as ordinary 
and democratic as an old shoe, and his philosophy con- 
tains the unmistakable twang of a Pennsylvania "country 
gentleman." Supremely contemptuous of the wiles of boiled- 
shirt society, he never fails to rise in wrath at the mention of 
tea, tuxedo, or social register. Typically American, unromantic, 
blunt, and honest, Ace will borrow your only pair of shoes and 
lend you his last shirt. He's as untidy as a corn-cob pipe and 
as dependable. A genuine Red Mike, he'd rather play touch 
football than trip the light fantastic at Carvel. 



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One Stripe. 



DONALD GAY, JR. 

Newport News, Virginia 

"Don" " Alegre" 

WITH a chin that bespeaks sternness 
and a mouth that belies it, Don 
radiates the mellow Southland. A lad 
whose success with the frailer sex is emi- 
nent, his name goes down on the records 
of all-time, all-Bancroft Hall Carvel 
Charlies. Musical is the name for it. 
We've heard his wives complain that 
evening call to study hour is a signal for 
him to start whistling a mournful, tune- 
less ditty which terminates at taps; and 
with his fire-hydrant figure, Don's famous 
spring dance is a classic of second class 
summer beach parties. Hey, Gay, let's play 
"Army-Navy Club!" 

Swimming 4, j, 1. 

Football 4, 3, 2. 

One Stripe. 










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MacDONALD THOMPSON 
Prosser, Washington 

"To?nmy" "Mac" "Don' 

HERE we have that silent, stern-faced 
man from the wilds of the state of 
Washington. The longing he acquired for 
aviation while in flying school caused Don 
to take to the Navy as a means of fulfilling 
his desires. Many have admired the way 
Tommy handles himself in the boxing ring. 
Hardly an afternoon passes during the sea- 
son that he isn't over in the gym working 
out. When in his thoughtful moods, we 
never knew whether he was thinking about 
spring or the next time he would drag. 
Conscientious and determined as he is, we 
are sure that Tommy will succeed in what- 
ever he undertakes. 




4, 3, -2, I- 
Two Stripes. 



CHARLES EDWARD GIBSON 

Marysville, Ohio 

"Gibby" "Gib" "Charlie" 

GIBBY is the rare combination of an Ohio farmer and a 
Crabtown sailor. We had never thought the two could 
exist in the steady state for any length of time, but we have 
seen him explain to his wives with equal facility the fine points 
of the art of "pailing" a cow and the intricacies of Math or 
Steam. Patent leathers don't become Charlie. He has never 
mingled much with the fairer sex, and he has developed his 
own unique theory about women. A carefree and pleasant 
fellow, with all his success he'll be just the same old Charlie. 

Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1. Indoor Rifle 4. 
Star 4, j, 2. 
Two Strtpet. 




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JOHN KISKADDEN BOAL 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

"Slugger" "Jake" 

I RATED a 4.0, and what did I get? A 3.2.." This is John's 
complaint about the academic departments, for he is a man 
who knows, but alas, the profs know not that he knows. 
When it comes to letter writing, he does star — can and does 
write three while we write one. After four years, reveille is 
still his greatest trial; he firmly believes in the merits of sleep- 
ing. In his tastes and ideas, John is a conservative. He is set 
in his views, and is always willing to enter into an argument, 
for he likes nothing better than a good bull session. 

Boat Club. Lucky Bag Staff. Hop Committee i. 

Reception Committee }, 2, 1. Ring Committee . 

Star 4. One Stripe. 



RUSSELL HOMER WALLACE 

West Bridgewater, Pennsylvania 

"Russ" "Wally" 

NOT only has Russ the versatility to 
work successfully at almost any- 
thing he undertakes, but he has the energy 
and ambition to carry those things through 
to a successful end. Be it for stars, stripes, 
or extra-curriculars, when Russ enters the 
fray, it is a foregone conclusion that he 
will be coming out with the prize. Perhaps 
a bit too serious, but far from lacking a 
keen sense of humor, ye Ed possesses a 
sense of judgment to a degree which is to 
be envied. When he wasn't working on the 
Lucky Bag, he could be found trimming 
the boys at squash or tennis. 

Editor-in-Chief, Lucky Bag. Reception Committee. 

Star 4, 3, 2. Tennis 4, }. 

Three Stripes. 







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HENRY FRANK BURFEIND 

Asbury Park, New Jersey 
"Foo-Foo" "Burf" "Hank" 

SAY, Eve got another idea for my en- 
gine." So saying, Practical Engineer 
Burfeind sits down, lights up a stogie, and 
meticulously lays out the plans for his 
newest brain-storm. Hank has invented 
everything from rotary engines to door- 
stops. But his talents are not limited to his 
inventive genius. High finance and politics 
also engage his attention and it is a hard 
job to trip him up on either subject. He is 
always ready for a good time and has no 
trouble finding friends to join him. In our 
own words, "He's O. K., and we like 
him." 



Champion, Handball Doubles 4, ; 
Reception Committee. 

G. P. 0. 



Lucky Bag Staff. 
Black N. 



CARL RUDI DOERFLINGER 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
"Drizzj" "Philbert" "Mauler" "Mike" 

A BASHFUL Milwaukee boy answered the first muster to the 
. name of Dearslinger, but four years in the Navy have 
changed the bashful boy into a real fellow. Carl tried to play 
football, as he had done in high school, but he was too light, 
so he got tangled up in wrestling, and kicked into soccer. On 
the athletic field, as in the hall, Carl makes friends galore. 
Mike is hard working and conscientious in whatever he under- 
takes. In one respect he has not changed; he has certainly never 
lost his cheerful disposition, nor do we think he ever will. 

Wrestling 4, ), 2, 1. Boat Club 1,1. 

Lucky Bag Staff. 

One Stripe. 




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JOHN RAYMOND LIRETTE 

Houma, Louisiana 

Frencby " " Monk 

HERE we have a wanderer of the swamp land, a true rebel 
and son of Louisiana. There isn't an experience that he 
hasn't had, and the tall story that he can't beat just hasn't 
been told. In other things he is as changeable as Maryland 
weather. He can display an air of irresponsibility one moment 
and then change to the most conscientious person imaginable. 
He may be very accommodating or as helpful as a fifth wheel 
on a wagon. In spite of this, he's been a good wife and would 
make a good shipmate, but the Marine Corps holds a greater 
attraction for him. 

Lacrosse 4. 
Club 4, 3, 2, 1. 
Two Stripes. 



GUY GEORGE NARTER 

Worcester, Massachusetts 

"Nan" "Goo-Goo" "Nantucket" 

WHEN Nan arrived here he was 
somewhat abashed by the sover- 
eignty of the upper classes but soon de- 
veloped a snappy come-back for every 
situation. And with similar success he has 
met all problems which he has encountered. 
Tecumseh smiled on Guy from the outset. 
His love for outdoor sports resulted in a 
brawny addition to the "B" squad line, 
but football has not prevented Nan from 
getting a 4.0 in "Hops, attendance of." 
Vocal performances in the shower, panto- 
mime before the radio, and an agile toe 
should make Goo-Goo an asset to any 
Navy Relief Show. 

Football 4, j, 2, 1. 
G. P. 0. 




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ROBERT DRAKE BOTTENFIELD 

Allentown, Pennsylvania 

"Botts" "Bobbie" 

HERE'S one man the Navy will be 
proud to include within its organ- 
ization. During the time we have known 
him, his character has brought to light all 
the qualities which play a big part in the 
success of a Naval officer. He's never too 
tired to work, never too tired to lend a 
helping hand, but he hates to waste time 
on trifles. Whenever a problem balks him, 
he dives in with a dogged spirit which 
always gets results. Here is a man born for 
the Navy, a fighter through and through. 
Here's luck to you, Botts, and may Lady 
Fate cause our paths to cross countless 
times. 

Lightweight Crew 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Wrestling }, 2, 1. 

Two Strips. 




FREDERICK MONTEATH OKE 
Butte, Montana 

Fred ' ' Freddy ' 

FRED has always been the stabilizing element in our room. 
With typical Western cool-headedness, he has often restored 
peace and harmony, after his roommates had become involved 
in some petty quarrel. Freddy's quiet, good-natured, carefree 
attitude has made him many friends. Academics never troubled 
him and he can now survey with pride the results of four years 
of clear thinking and hard work. Fred's ingenuity made him 
famous youngster year when he cut off his eyelashes to facili- 
tate his reading the eye chart on the physical exam. Such a 
man cannot fail. 

Boxing 4, }. Cross Country 4. 

Star 4. Black N. 

C. P. 0. 




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LEWIS DAVID TAMNY 

Bronx, New York 

"Alice" "Leiv" "Dave" "Goon" 

THIS urbane New Yorker is a familiar towering figure in 
the first platoon. His crew-cropped head, bearing a cap at 
the same jaunty tilt as the top-hat of Christmas Leave, is 
visible above all else. Any evening of a study hour you will 
find him indulging in heated forensics with his cronies. Always 
he is contemptuous of the bugbear academics, and his reputa- 
tion for leaving exams early is unsullied. A generous impulsive 
nature makes him a favorite with the young ladies of Crab- 
town, Poughkeepsie, and Manhattan. In the section room 
Lew's unspoiled point of view always breeds merriment. 



Boxing 2, I, bNAt. 
Black N. 



Water Polo 4, 3. 
Crew 4, 3, 1. 



One Stripe. 



JOHN BLAKE CARROLL 

Chicago, Illinois 
' 'Jibbee ' ' ' 'Jack ' ' ' 'J ay bee 

A FTER the monotonies of Plebe Summer 
jl\. had given way to the coming trials 
of "Ac Year," the returning first class saw 
fit to award our Jack the responsibility of 
holding down the anchor file of the anchor 
squad of the anchor platoon; but as the 
old adage goes " — you can't hold a good 
man down." Any evening during which 
the First Batt Aggies and Industrialists are 
hard at it in their characteristic hammer 
and tongs manner, you'll find Jack leading 
the pack. Didn't he spend a good portion 
of his time with the Quarterdeckers learn- 
ing to do it scientifically? 

Quarterdeck Society 4, }, 2, 1, Vice-President 1. 

Reception Committee. 

C. P. 0. 




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WILLIAM ROBINS CRENSHAW 

Richmond, Virginia 

"Bill" "Willy" "Bar agon" 

FROM the first of plebe summer, Willy 
displayed his good nature and imper- 
turbability. Seldom criticizing, never com- 
plaining, he has been a guiding light 
through many a storm with his true spirit 
of optimism. A social lion, Willy's deepest 
worry is answering innumerable invita- 
tions. He plays a wicked game of cribbage 
and is constantly training to beat his father, 
one time Fleet Champ. Sports and outdoor 
exercise are Willy's delight. His knack of 
making friends and his unflagging interest 
in his profession should assure him of an 
illustrious naval career. 

football 4, 3, 2. Water Polo 4, 2, 1. 

Quarterdeck Society Boat Club. 

Reception Committee. Two Strifes. 




HARVEY PETER LANHAM 

Los Angeles, California 

"Harv" "Horsepower" "H. P." "Salty" 

GAD, but it is cold in Maryland" is Harvey's war cry, 
and quite naturally since California's sun has shone 
many years on this favored son. This had its effect on H. P. 
for he has been shining on us since plebe summer. In explaining 
how he flies through the air on the horizontal bar, Harv says 
you merely "hop on here, go 'round and 'round, and hope you 
end upright." With the same tactics he has entered many a 
chalk fight and emerged with marks you love to send home. 
On hop nights, H. P. may be found cutting great circles with 
the fairer sex. 

Gym 4, 3, 2, 1. Log j, 2, 1, Managing Editor 1. 

Pep Committee. Reception Committee. 

Three Stripes. 




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THOMAS WALTON ROBY, JR. 

Norfolk, Virginia 
"Tom" "T. W. " 

SHE was coming down the grade, doing ninety miles an 
hour" — that's right, it was our own Tom Roby from 
Norfolk, Virginia, who made old Ninety-seven famous in 
Bancroft Hall. He is not a snake and always asserts that women 
in general hold no charm for him but various scentive missives 
from Dixie way make us wonder at these declarations. He is 
never happier than when in the midst of a friendly argument — 
regardless of the subject. His ambition is to be a Navy flier, 
and when that day comes, we can rightly expect great success 
for him. 

Track i. 
Black N. 
One Stripe. 



AMBROSE GLOSHEN WITTERS 

Batesville, Indiana 

"Whitey" "Brose" "Witt" 

CHARACTERIZED by the cheery 
"Beunos!" to his many friends every 
morning, Whitey is cool, calm, and collect- 
ed under the most trying of circumstances — 
except when Purdue is the topic of con- 
versation. His time spent there has left on 
him a stamp of loyalty which has never 
worn away. Tough luck has dogged Witt's 
tracks on both baseball diamond and bas- 
ketball court, injuries keeping him out of 
the scoring column. But that did not cool 
his ardor as a sports fan. Besides the ath- 
letic contests, Witt has a decided leaning 
toward cross country hikes and his faithful 
pipe. 

Basketball 4, 5. Baseball 4, 2. 
Two Stripes. 




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WESLEY JACOB STUESSI 

Pittsburg, Kansas 

"Wes" 

ALTHOUGH quite a bit of Wes' life in 
x\_ Kansas was spent in military camp 
and in military school, the sea claimed her 
own and he joined the Navy. He is intense- 
ly interested in athletics, and there is sel- 
dom an afternoon when he cannot be found 
working either in the gym or outside on 
the track. He has been a welcome addition 
to the track team for three years, and as 
might be expected of a track man, cross 
country hikes are a favorite week-end di- 
version. His interest in music, wise-cracks, 
and dragging probably account for his 
happy disposition. 



Track ), 2, i, N, Captain i. 

Choir 4, }, 2, i. 
G. P. 0. 



Basketball 4. 



JAMES VAN DU ZEE BROWN 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania 

"Sweet Pea" "Jim" "Candy" 

NO, children, we sailors don't have sweethearts in every 
port — we don't go to every port." Inside dope has it 
that Candy considers Philly, Saratoga Springs, and Norfolk as 
being a few of his favorite ports, for divers and sundry reasons, 
but most of all, he prefers Williamsport. We're convinced that 
the city lost one potentially fine citizen when Sweet Pea pulled 
stakes for 'Naplis. We wish there were some special insignia 
we could attach to Jim's blues for being a regular fellow in 
every respect. What this Navy needs is more men like "The 
Candy Kid." 

Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1. Boat Club 2, 1. 

Champion, Handball Singles 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Two Stripes. 




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PAUL STAINBACK BURT, JR. 

Brookhaven, Mississippi 

"Squirrel" "Dope" "P. S." 

THE most active bull session in the First Batt will usually 
have Squirrel, surrounded by his many friends, holding 
down a ring-side bed, provided there is no bridge or monopoly 
game in progress. Both these activities provide an opportunity 
to collect and spread dope (which five out of six times is bad 
dope) and to practice the relaxation and leisurely conviviality 
so dear to the heart of a true Mississippian. On a bright sunny 
afternoon, he will usually be found on the tennis courts where 
he not only plays an exceptionally good game, but also talks 
a good game. 

Tennis 4. 
G. P. 0. 



CHARLES WALTER COKER 

New Albany, Mississippi 
"Speed" "Blimp" "Lightning" 

CHARLIE is a true southern gentleman; 
he isn't really lazy, he was just born 
tired. He never raises his voice above a 
throaty rumble, and he counts an hour not 
sitting as an hour wasted. An incurable 
optimist, he has willingly dragged blind 
on many occasions. "Why do I alius get 
bricked?" But for all that, Blimp's a 
mighty fine feller, eternally willing to help 
a friend in need. His cheery good nature 
has been a constant oil on the troubled 
waters of wifedom. One remark of his 
made him famous — "Suh, if'n a to'pedo 
hits a big fish, will it go off?" 

Football 4. Lacrosse 4. 

One Stripe. 




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JOHN ENOCH POND, JR. 

Berkeley, California 
' 'Johny " " Lily " " Poiver ' 

WITH a background of several gen- 
erations of sea-faring men it is easy 
to understand why Johnny decided to learn 
how to command one of Uncle Sam's bat- 
tlewagons. Power donned the baggy white- 
works a bit late plebe summer but soon 
won his way to the hearts of his classmates 
by virtue of his happy disposition and 
willingness to render aid when possible. 
The two weaknesses of our native son are 
the Cosmopolitan and the femmes. John 
says his favorite sport is trout fishing but 
since there is no fresh water in the vicinity 
of Crabtown we'll just have to take his 
word for it. 

Boat Club 2, i. Black N. 

Reception Committee. 

Two Stripes. 




ALBERT JOSEPH CARR 

Portsmouth, Virginia 
"Al" "Algy" "Pullman" 

I AIN'T no engineer." Al decided that during his first Steam 
class, but after a long hard struggle, he proved that he 
could beat the system. With a smile and a good word for 
everyone, he soon won the respect and confidence of his class- 
mates. He claims that girls are the least of his worries, but 
his friends know better. Al displayed his preference in sports 
second class summer, when he wasn't sleeping, by patronizing 
the golf course and tennis courts. His Virginia drawl and dry 
humor will never be forgotten by his classmates, nor will his 
friendship, which is something to value. 

Soccer 4. Tennis 4. 

Reception Committee ). 

Tivo Stripes. 




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PAUL RAYMOND BYRUM, JR. 

Kansas City, Missouri 

"Ski" 

HERE is one Army junior who successfully cast off the 
grey menace to become thoroughly indoctrinated with 
the spirit of the Navy. Sports? "Bone-crushing." He spends 
the majority of his winter afternoons in the loft tossing the 
beef around. His experience with a rifle makes him an equally 
formidable antagonist at longer ranges. Academics? Believes 
in indulgence with moderation, but has easily maintained a 
position in the upper third of the class. Weakness? Practice 
cruises, with their inevitable bright spots. Ski always tries to 
avoid them, but is seldom successful. 

Wrestling 4, ), 2, 1. Black N. 

Outdoor Rifle 4, }. 

Two Stripes. 






PAUL KILMER TAYLOR 

Kansas City, Missouri 

"P. K." "Cassie" 

TAKING a long chance on a third al- 
ternate appointment, P. K. came 
through, and the ninth of June found him 
coughing with the best of us. During the 
following years he has continued to come 
through, whether it be in academics, a 
good fast game of basketball or tennis, or 
just another bull session. P. K. is one of 
those happy individuals who never lacks 
friends, because he can always be counted 
upon to furnish more than his share of fun 
and life to any party. Several years of close 
association have proved him to be a true 
gentleman, classmate, and friend. 



Lightweight Crew 4, }. 

King Dance Committee. 
Three Stripes. 



Star z. 




120 




EARL WILLIAM CASSIDY 

Cleveland, Ohio 

"Casey' "Poker" "Bill" 

IF I can only graduate from this place !"■ — 
Casey says it with such genuineness that 
he led us to believe him at first, but the 
intervening years have proved his pessim- 
ism unfounded. Dago and Bull savoir ex- 
traordinary, his unceasing efforts in other 
subjects have kept him in that comfortable 
section of the class to whom Tecumseh is 
just another monument. Perhaps there is a 
tendency to worry too much in his make- 
up, but his outstanding characteristic is 
his entire sincerity. We'll not attempt to 
predict Bill's future, but whatever it is, 
we're sure that it will be a good one. 

Soccer 4. Outdoor Rifle 4. Log }. 

Manager, Swimming }, 2, 1, sNt. 

Reception Committee ). Two Stripes. 



GEORGE MILTON ROUZEE 

Washington, D. C. 

"Rosie" "Pretty Boy" 

WHAT'LL I do, pal? Write a letter or read a magazine?" 
This eternal study hour query is typical of our care- 
free, happy-go-lucky Rosie, who never worries. Though he 
has had his tussles with the academic departments, he has 
always come out on top. Dividing his leisure hours between 
the cinder track and the fair sex, Pretty Boy has done well in 
both activities. Hasn't missed a hop yet, and has dragged to 
most of them, but stands by the O. A. O. His jovial and 
agreeable personality have made him a swell roommate and 
a real pal. 

Track 4, }, 2, 1, NA. 

Cross Country 4, 1. 

One Stripe. 




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TALBOT EDWARD HARPER 

Montrose, California 
"Harpo" "T. E." "Harp" 

YOU could have made a good friend of Harp anytime in 
the last four years by dropping around some cold winter 
morning right after reveille, sitting beside him on the table 
with your feet on the radiator, and letting him tell you what 
a swell place California is. Of course we don't swallow every- 
thing he tells us about the Golden State, but on any other 
subject Harp generally has some pretty good ideas. His ability 
to dope things out and his patient willingness to help us when 
we "didn't get that stuff" have left a memory of grateful 
appreciation. 

Football 4. 

Crew 4, 3. 

Two Stripes. 



THOMAS RICHARD STOKES 

Maiden, Missouri 

"Sfokie" "Butch" "T. R." 

TOM," "Butch," "Stokie" — anything 
will do — gets a rise out of this pro- 
ponent of ' 'See Your Middle West First' '• — 
providing that his nose isn't buried in some 
paper or Time. Our Butch is a walking 
reference machine for anything sporty or 
Broadwayish, and likes to quote his Bible 
and Shakespeare. His feminine affairs show 
the professional touch of the Bull savoir 
and the natural restraint of a lawyer. In 
fact, who wouldn't wager that Tom is 
worth his weight in armor plate in the 
Navy's legal family — providing that it 
could be divorced from Steam? 

Reception Committee. 

hog Staff 2, 1. 

Two Stripes. 




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JAMES BARTON CRESAP 

Chicago, Illinois 
"Jim" "Log" "Lazybones" 

OUR Jim came down to Crabtown one 
bright morning in June with high 
hopes and the desire of making hard work 
his daily routine. Although always with 
something to take up his time, our Log 
(pronounced Logue) spends much recre- 
ation time "dreaming" on his bunk. But 
let somebody say "leave," and all there is 
to do is to watch him go. In these four 
years, Jim has stayed the same old con- 
scientious, hard-working, "I can take it" 
fellow, and there is no reason to believe 
that graduating will make any change 
other than a raise in pay. 

Boxing 4. 

Reception Committee. 

One Stripe. 



OWEN ARCHIBALD CHAMBERS 

Washington, D. C. 

Me ado ws" " Camaras " " Archy 

ONLY modesty and fear of being mistaken for a Navy 
junior prevent Meadows from rightfully claiming to be 
more cosmopolitan than most of us. Although born in Wash- 
ington, D. C, he has lived in Scotland and Australia. His 
ability to put forth sustained effort in carrying things through 
to logical conclusions has been his chief asset in combating 
the academic departments. Early he picked out the young 
lady incorporating all his desires, and thereby not only assured 
himself of mail three times a week, but also of a prize at the 
end of the rainbow. 

Lightweight Crew 4, ), 2, i. Captain 1. 

Glee Club j. Black N. 

Two Stripes. 




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THOMAS DONALD CUNNINGHAM 

Danville, Virginia 

"Tom" "Tommy" "T. D." 

HAVE you ever met a person who always knows what to 
do and just when to do it? Well, that's Tom, master of 
the situation, and, looking back, we find he has done plenty. 
Because of his endless activity, this true Virginian is continu- 
ally on the go and is always organizing this and making sug- 
gestions for that. His generosity is unsurpassed. Reserved, self- 
confident, and assured, he will try anything reasonable. Many 
are his interests, preference running to books, waffle races, 
other people's old pipes, leaves in Danville, cemeteries, and 
hops. 

Water Polo 4, }, 2, 1, whip. Golf }, 2, 1, gNf. Log Staff. 

Hop Committee, Chairman. Farewall Ball, Chairman 

Two Stripes. 



FREDERICK HENRY SCHNEIDER, JR. 

Wausau, Wisconsin 
"Fred" " Snitzle" "Fritz" 

SOME people have the happy faculty of 
making friends with everyone. Fred is 
one of these rare individuals, because he 
not only likes to share his life with others, 
but is equally interested in the personalities 
and experiences of his companions. He 
bubbles with pleasant humor. Conversa- 
tion with this Wausau booster will even- 
tually turn to one or more of the following 
subjects: big league baseball, no statistics 
barred; efficient methods of making good 
egg-nog; California numbskulls; bridge as 
an avocation; or celery. 

Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1, N. 

Baseball 4, }, 2, 1, N. 

Three Stripes. 




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RAYMOND MAYO FOSTER 

Monroe, Louisiana 

"Henry" "Mayo" "Keivpie" "Ray" 

MAYO has applied to midshipman life 
the sane principles of moderation. 
He's Scotch as his name sounds — but al- 
ways willing to lend clothes, money, or 
advice. He was not a Carvel Charlie, but 
his drags supply the room with chow 
during the long, hard winters. A charter 
member of the radiator club during the fall 
and winter, he spends every spring after- 
noon in a shell, and every evening arguing 
that crew is not just a sport for "strong 
backs and weak minds." Quiet, friendly, 
good-natured, and steady, Henry found his 
chief trouble in the fact that the elec- 
tricity — and radio — go off at 2.245. 

Resigned. 



KENNETH WASHINGTON PATRICK 

Huntington Beach, California 

"Ken" "Slash" "Pat" "Cox'n" "Friday" 

PAT'S pet policy is "never bother with little things." He 
had his deviations from the straight and narrow, chief 
among them being collision case number N with the Admiral's 
yacht and the destruction of the Ordnance Department's pet 
gadget (a moving airplane target for machine guns). Lacking 
his share of melancholia he sings and whistles, writes for our 
publications, and attaches some of the second line names to 
unsuspecting classmates. Water polo, basketball, touch tackle, 
and females — of course — intervene to get him out every now 
and then. 



Water Polo 4. Log 2, 1. 

Reception Committee. Boat Club. 

Three Stripes. 



Lucky Bag Staff. 
Star 4, }, 2. 




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THEOPHILUS HORNER MOORE 

Durham, North Carolina 
"Theo" "Dinty" 

QUIET, good-natured, patient, optimistic, and a true 
"South'n Gentleman, Suh," that's Dinty. His gift of 
song must express itself, but we never know just when. 
He will suddenly burst forth with the latest love song or tap 
dance to the accompaniment of the radio. He enjoys playing 
Army-Navy Club but has sworn off being the soldier for reasons 
he won't divulge. Dinty has a weakness for the fairer sex, but 
when things don't run smoothly, he joins the ranks of the 
Red Mikes and tries to forget by a vicious attempt to study 
every spare minute. 

Wrestling 4. Track 4. Choir 4, }, 2, 1. 

Musical Clubs 4, ). Reception Committee. 

Two Strifes. 



JAMES BOYCE DENTON 

Newport, Arkansas 
' 'Jimmie " " Charlie 

A GENIAL, care-free, nonchalant youth 
. is Jimmie. It has always been a mys- 
tery how he manages to keep so cool and 
unruffled at all times. He is never angry, 
never forgetful of other's feelings. Having 
a big heart and a generous nature, he would 
willingly lend you his last cent or give you 
his last skag. Quiet until he succumbs to 
his strong weakness for the fairer sex, he 
then finds ready words. A potential savoir, 
he is kept in check by a fondness for sleep 
and leisure, inherited from the old South, 
of which he is a true son. 

Track 4. Boat Club 2, 1. 

Black N. 

One Stripe. 




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RICHARD SPALDING ROGERS 

At Large 
Rog " " Dick " " Ginger' ' 

HAVE you ever met a man who would 
give you his last nickel to make a 
phone call ? This is only one example of the 
generosity of this man who would even 
say "O. K." to a blind drag proposition 
without argument. At the University of 
Colorado he whiled away most of his time 
playing polo, but here, lacking ponies, his 
interest turned to wrestling. He is non- 
commital about his affairs at the univer- 
sity, but we've found him, strange as it 
may seem, strictly a one-girl man (one at a 
time). To really see Rog, just give him 
some flies, a rod, and a Colorado trout 
stream. 



Wrestling 4, }, 2, 1, wNt. 
Rifle 2, 1. 

One Stripe. 



Lacrosse 4, 1. 
Black N. 



FRANK ANTHONY PATRIARCA 

Providence, Rhode Island 

"Pat" 

PAT has a philosophy all his own and he lives up to it. His 
congenial and carefree nature has won for him the lifelong 
friendship of all those who know him. Peek in at any bull 
session, poker game, or class meeting and there's Pat expound- 
ing his theory of the fifth dimension or trying to convince 
someone that F really does equal Wg/a. The First Batt couldn't 
exist without someone like Pat. Whenever there are "goings 
on" on the deck, the logical source is Pat. He's never still — 
always on the go, looking for some new sphere of action. 

Track 4. Reception Committee. Boat Club. 

Black N. Lucky Bag Staff. 

Two Stripes. 




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RADFORD CARTER WEST 

At Large 

"Doc" 

DOC is characterized by a cosmopolitan manner and a 
strong contempt for academics. Although not a savoir, 
he has had no trouble getting the marks and keeping up with 
the latest magazines at the same time. Any fall or spring after- 
noon found him on the football field, any winter afternoon 
in the boxing loft, and any hop night under full sail at Dahl- 
gren. He is fond of tennis, squash, golf, and what-have-you 
in the way of athletics. Plenty of self confidence combined 
with a perfect disposition and ample ability make his future 
success a certainty. 



Manager, Football 4, }, 2, /, N. Boxing 3. 

Reception Committee. Boat Club. 

Two Strifes. 



Log Staff. 



FRANK WILLIAM TAYLOR 

Clinton, Mississippi 
Old Folks' ' ' ' Pop " " Zachary 

ALL it takes is will power," says Old 
Ljl. Folks. The success which he has 
achieved is proof that he knows whereof 
he speaks. Frank's academic worries have 
been nil, for, unlike most of us, he is 
blessed with the knowledge of what it is 
all about. As an athlete Pop's interests 
have centered around the ring. A strong 
and aggressive fighter, he has been a valu- 
able Webb-man . . . always rough and 
ready. Cheerful, sincere, and always will- 
ing to help, whether it be with a prob or 
spelling a word, Frank has been a real 
friend and the best of roommates. 

Boxing 4, _j, 2. Boat Club 2, 1. 

Star 2. 

Two Stripes. 




128 




ANTHONY PAUL ZAVADIL, JR. 

Howell, Nebraska 

"Tony" "Paul" "Pick" 

OH how I love to get up in the morn- 
ing," seemed to be Tony's version of 
what reveille meant. It wasn't long, how- 
ever, before he was sleeping as long as any 
of us. Always a person of many talents, 
Tony's complete versatility was not fully 
realized until that certain Christmas leave 
when he showed that Christmas tree dec- 
orating was by no means the least of his 
accomplishments. Pick has shown his am- 
bitious determination by his hard fought, 
but victorious encounter with the Aca- 
demics; and you can rest assured that such 
determination will carry him far. 

Manager, Soccer 4. Cross Country 1. 

Quarterdeck Society. 

One Strip. 




ROBERT BROUSSARD ERLY 

Washington, D. C. 

"Bob" "Slug" 

WHAT'S the lesson this period?", comes the call ten 
minutes before formation. This lack of respect for 
academics has put Bob on the line occasionally, but the end 
of the term always finds him among those sat. He has tried 
his hand at football and boxing, but repeated injuries have 
ruined his chances in organized athletics. However, he will 
join you in a workout or a bull session at any time. Our one 
grudge against him is his habit of being cheerful before break- 
fast. He is easy-going, affable, and a good mixer, the possessor 
of a host of friends. 



4, z, 1, bNAt. 

itball 4. Boat Club 2, 1. 

One Stripe. 



Reception Committee . 
Black N. 




129 





JACK BATEMAN REID 

Fullerton, California 

' 'Jack' ' 

THIS dark-haired, quiet, well liked lad with the ready 
smile will be popular wherever he goes. A natural savoir, 
he does well in academics, and is always ready to lend a help- 
ing hand with the lesson. In his spare time, Jack can be found 
in the small bore gallery, on the tennis courts, or in the swim- 
ming pool. He would rather shoot than eat — almost. Jack has 
a propensity toward dragging blind. He is always lucky, but 
so is the girl. He has been the best kind of a roommate, always 
ready to lend his shirt and listen to troubles with sympathy. 
Good luck, Jack! 

Indoor Rifle ), z, i, rNt. Quarterdeck Society. 

Reception Committee. 

C. P. 0. 



ARTHUR WHITFIELD FISHER, JR. 

Tampa, Florida 

"Art" "Fink" " Pescador ' 

WHILE this blue-eyed son of Tampa 
thinks they grow the best weather 
in the world in Florida, he never talks 
much about it. Instead he lets his infectu- 
ous smile, happy-go-lucky nature, and hor- 
rible puns make friends for him. For 
relaxation and sport, Art prefers small-bore 
rifle, tennis, chess, and dragging. Once a 
charter member of the radiator squad and 
reddest of Red Mikes, he is now at his best 
in the company of the fairer sex. Although 
the second youngest in the class, Art has 
proved by his academic standing and popu- 
larity that success and friends will always 
be his for the asking. 

Indoor Rifle. Radio Club. Log. 

Quarterdeck Society. Lucky Bag Staff. 

C. P. 0. 




130 




HOWARD MALCOLM YOUNG 
Crystal, Michigan 
Howie ' ' ' ' J oven " " Baltimore' ' 

AN enthusiastic athlete, Howie has been 
jl\_ out for more sports than most of us 
realize exist. He has especially excelled at 
track, and his election as captain of cross- 
country was his reward for being the main- 
stay of the team for three years. When not 
running around the track, he is usually 
found knee deep in a card .game or reading 
poetry. Although his perpetual griping 
about the rigors of naval life would make 
it seem that his watchword is "no puede 
ganar," he has taken all it has to offer 
and come up for more, smiling. 

Track 4, }, 2, i. Cross Country 4, }, 2, 1, cNc, Captain 1. 

Reception Committee. Quarterdeck Society. 

C. P. 0. 



ELLIS HOLE McDOWELL 
Long Beach, California 

' ' Mac' ' 

THE boys all call him Mac. "Where am I from, sir?"; and 
then one of Mac's cheerful and ever ready smiles would 
steal across his face as he would expound upon the wonders 
of California. Always ready to join in a game of razzle dazzle 
or monopoly — yet, at other times Mac could be found at 
Thompson Stadium doing his daily dozen or flying around the 
oval in a fast quarter. Being a savoir, he never worries about 
his standing, but is always ready to lend a helping hand to a 
friend in need. He'd rather help his neighbor out of difficulty 
than march in the first section. 

Track 4, }, 2, 1. 

Cross Country 4. 

One Stripe. 




131 




TRACY SHERLOCK HOLMES 

Evanston, Illinois 

"Seven Seas" "Sherlock" 

OUT on the waters of Lake Michigan, this sunny navigator 
learned more about a sailboat than most of us ever will 
know. When his pals were in the mood to swap stories or just 
bum a skag, they always were greeted with a cheerful, "Hiya, 
boy" on dropping around to the room — if he wasn't asleep in 
his bunk. His broad smile and good-natured disposition have 
been his ticket to success with the ladies, but the model of a 
certain beloved boat adorning his desk, together with his 
eagerness to discuss anything which pertained to sailing told 
where his real interests lay. 



Soccer 4. 

Boat Club 2, 



Swimming }. 
Black N. 



One Stripe. 



JAMES FARRELLY SCOTT 

Carrollton, Illinois 

"Jim" " Scott y" 

SCOTTY left the University of Illinois 
when he heard the call of Uncle Sam. 
After two months of Ac year Scotty found 
that the Academy was not a college, but 
by virtue of unceasing effort he foiled the 
powers that be. Youngster year brought 
more worries but of a different nature. This 
time it was the annual physical exam. He 
had to stagger blindly through the whole 
year until he guessed AELTYPHEALT and 
stayed with us. Scotty's quiet and pleasant 
manner has brought flutterings to the 
hearts of his many feminine admirers and 
also made many esteemed friends within 
the Regiment. 

Manager, Soccer 4, 3. 
Football 4. 
One Stripe. 




132 




CLIFTON WHARTON FLENNIKEN, JR. 

Hamburg, New York 

"Barney" "Clipper" "Finkelstein" 

EARLY plebe year, Barney decided upon 
his branch of the service — submarines. 
His determination to attain that objective 
has never faltered. Submarines, he believes, 
need men of his caliber (sub-caliber). A 
happy-go-lucky Irishman, C. W. rebounds 
unharmed when struck down by hard- 
handed fate. Ever an optimist, he even 
believes he will eventually become an 
officer. An idealist at the beginning of his 
nautical career, he drew a bye in the tourna- 
ment of life during youngster year, and 
since then his idealism has had an acid 
tinge, a fact which has not hindered his 
social tendencies. 




Swimming 4, 3, . 
Radio Club. 



Manager, Football 4, }. 
Boat Club. Black N. 
One Stripe. 



CHARLES MAXWELL GORE 

Lawrenceville, Illinois 

"Doc" "Charlie" 

I DON'T believe it." If one looks down, he can see the 
owner of this dissenting voice. Charlie demands an ex- 
planation, but much prefers to voice his own opinion. He hails 
from a part of the U. S. where water is seen only in bathtubs, 
but he is a true sailor with a love for the sea in spite of that. 
Get him to tell you about the Navy some time. He has the 
saltiness of a Steam prof, the fluency of a Bull prof, the anger 
of an Ordnance prof, and the amiability of a D. O. after a good 
chow. With these characteristics he is bound to make a good 
officer. 

Battalion C. P. 0. 




133 




JOSEPH ANTHONY GERATH, JR. 

Hartford, Connecticut 

"Joe" "Gerry" "Izxj"' 

HAD Joe lived in the eighteenth century, old Dan Boone 
would have had stiff competition. As it was, Gerry came 
to us with a rifle under his arm and a real love of nature in 
his heart; he put up a terrific, if fruitless, struggle when the 
Executive Department insisted that he start wearing shoes! 
You might think that the ladies play no part in his life, but 
go easy! The Roman nose and wiry hair fetch em in droves. 
Joe is a versatile athlete, majoring in fencing; he plays the 
game as he does all things, steadily and surely. 

Fencing 4, 3, 2, 1, jNt. Outdoor Rifle 4, }, 2, 1, rNt. 

Second Class Medal Match 

One Strife. 



ROGER WILLIAM MEHLE 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

"Rog" " Spider' ' ' ' Pluto 

ROG stowed his motorcycle when the 
_ Naval Academy beckoned, but his 
goggles were hardly free of dust before he 
was wiping spray from them. His steed 
this time was a racing outboard. Now he's 
looking to the air! A philosopher in his 
own right, Spider maintains, "All dames 
is drifty," but we've noticed he has a 
decided weakness for blondes. Aside from 
all this, Rog has an impartial liking for 
athletics; his store of energy is inexhaust- 
able. If friends were a plague Rog would 
be a leper; his cheerful smile and excellent 
humor have won him many devoted pals. 



Swimming 4, }, 2, 1. Tennis 4, 3. 

Reception Committee. 
One Stripe. 



Log 4, }■ 




134 




ALBERT SCHORR FUHRMAN 

Fort Thomas, Kentucky 

Bunky 

BUNKY formerly received his mail at 
Cincinnati, but when the sea fever got 
him he changed his address to the Naval 
Academy. The academic departments never 
bothered him very much, which gave him 
an opportunity to improve on both his 
card game and his sleeping. He plays a 
good game of tennis both on and off the 
courts. Did you say Red- Mike? Never. He 
has that requisite which many desire but 
few possess, and he has used it to good 
advantage in becoming quite a Carvel 
Charlie. These qualities combine to make 
Bunky a good sport and a 4.0 pal. 

Manager, Boxing 4. 
Boxing }. 
One Strip". 




OLIVER MARION RAMSEY 

Eau Claire, Wisconsin 

"Ollie" "Omar" 

WELL, there he is, the man that has raved about the 
wonders of the Badger State for so long that we all 
know it from corner to corner. His hobby is collecting pipes. 
With a pipe in one hand and a harmonica in the other, he 
roams from room to room leaving many friends in his wake. 
Whenever there are a few spare moments, Omar always is the 
one to gather up the card players for that nightly card game. 
With his ability and his good-natured character, it is obvious, 
that there is much success ahead for him. 

Baseball 4, ), i. 

Wrestling 4, 1. 

C. P. 0. 




135 




CARL RADLOFF HIRSCHBERGER 

South Orange, New Jersey 

"Hirsch" "Carl" 

CHUBBY? No, a little more than that. Fat? Not quite. 
Just about half way between is Carl's position. Usually 
good-natured, but always willing to argue over anything, he 
never fails to accomplish the remarkable feat of coming out 
on top. The discussions he engages in are far from quiet — and 
neither is anything else in which Hirsch is mixed up. Carl is 
a true sailor at heart, but prefers sail to steam. He builds his 
own boats, and then sails them to prove that the job has been 
a success. So far, he has either been lucky or good. 

Boat Club 2,1, Commodore i. 

Reception Committee. 

Three Stripes. 



ROBERT WALTHER MOUNTREY 

Bronxville, New York 

"Bob" "Monty" 

BORN in Hoboken, raised in California, 
and matriculated in New York State — 
and he still brags about the land of milk 
and honey, despite the somewhat heavy 
fogs. Manias — sleep and hair tonic — an ex- 
pert at both. He can sleep sitting down, 
standing up, or walking around. He's tried 
every known hair tonic and some of his 
own concoction. But his sign of distinction 
lingers on. Gripes like the best of us, works 
like the rest of us. The horrors of plebe 
Steam are so indelibly stamped in his mem- 
ory that he's headed for a commission in 
the Marine Corps. 

Football 4, }. Reception Committee. 

Star 4. Lucky Bag Staff. 

One Stripe. 




136 




FRANK HURST HENDERSON, JR. 
Lexington, Kentucky 
Skippy " " Frank ' ' ' 'Junior ' 

FRANK knocks the ladies as dizzy as 
does the beverage from his home state. 
Accused of being infatuated once, he has 
loved many since. His right smart cartoons 
and ads are the life of the Log, but his 
steam sketches never work, nor do his 
exams. He hasn't a mean bone in his frame, 
though he did master a D. O.'s brother in 
prep school. Camels are his brand '"cause 
Paw works thar," and he still goes bare- 
footed at home — so we've heard. Hamburg- 
ers a la Greasy Spoon are his weakness. 
Skippy should be doing clay models for 
Esquire "any day now." 

Rifle 2, i, rNt. Swimming i. Log Staff. 

Class Crest and Ring Committees . 

C. P. 0. 




DONALD LEIGH MEHLHOP 

Dexter, New Mexico 
"Don" "Fagan" "Wild Man" 

BIG, good-natured, easy-going, and always ready for any- 
thing — that's Don. The only thing that every really riled 
him in four years was when the Bull and Government Depart- 
ments combined to make his life miserable with unofficial 
academic extra duty. For a born and bred farmer, what could 
be more natural than that building and sailing small boats 
would become his hobby, and that, never having seen more 
water than that in a bathtub (they installed the first one in 
Dexter just before he left) he should pick out water polo? He 
has just one aversion — people who think he is from Texas. 

Water Polo 4, ), 2, 1, wNp. 
G. P. 0. 




137 





MARK HENRY JORDAN 

Lawrence, Massachusetts 
"Mark" "Buck" "Purina" 

FROM the region of the broad "A", Mark came to be one 
of the pampered pets. In his bouts with academics he 
always came out well up in the stars, his enthusiasm for them 
showing in his interest in Nav. Buck is our fact finder. He has 
the answer ready to settle any question about selection, the 
track results, or who's unsat. Athletics have a great appeal for 
Mark. He follows them all, and before he became a mainstay 
of the sub squad, track and cross-country benefitted by his 
presence. Of course, the social athletics, the bull sessions, and 
the Dahlgren debates find Mark an interested participant. 

Track 4. Cross Country 4. Log Staff. Star 4, 3, 2. 

Christmas Card Committee. Lucky Bag Staff. 

Three Strifes. 



JACK ARTHUR OBERMEYER 

New York City 

"Dutch" "Obie" 

FROM the uncharted wilds of the Bronx, 
Obie of the cherubic countenance came 
to Uncle Sam's Navy School. Plebe year 
found his academic star in the ascendency, 
but from the first Jack bore his honors 
lightly, and willingly shared his knowl- 
edge with those unfortunates among us 
who habitually dwelt in trees. In dragging 
he starred, too, going on the principle that 
"Variety is the spice of life." Never a 
radiator hound, he found an outlet for his 
surplus energy among the ham-'n'-eggers. 
For a swell classmate and the ace of wives 
— we give you Obie. 



Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1, NA. 
Lucky Bag Staff. 

Three Stripes. 



Boat Club. 
Star 4, ), 2. 




138 




SANFORD ELZA WOODARD 

At Large 

"Red" "Salty" "Don" 

NAME a place you would care to have 
described, be it at home or abroad, 
and if Red can't tell you some wistful yarn 
regarding it — well, there isn't any such 
place. Many are the nights he has kept us 
from doing some much needed boning, just 
because he had an interesting story to tell. 
Red has been very friendly, but for some 
reason, the Ac Departments did not ap- 
preciate his friendliness. However, when 
all the exams were over, -the old salt would 
be ready to do battle again. During the 
past few years, we have learned that Red 
is a true friend who is always willing to 
aid those he can. 

Sabre 4, ), 2, 1. Trident Society. 

Reception Committee. 

Two Stripes. 




LEONCE ARNOLD LAJAUNIE, JR. 

New Orleans, Louisiana 

"Johnnie" " Swamfroot 

WHERE'S Swamp?" "On the bunk — conserving energy." 
Swamp got in the habit plebe summer when he secured 
his cits after three days and started reading about naval heroes. 
The academics nearly got him but he flemished them down in 
grand style when the time came. The fairer sex hasn't been 
able to keep its grappling hooks on our Johnnie, but then, he 
seems to have a hankering for the ladies of the Old South. 
Genial, kind, and true, Johnnie is always there with a helping 
hand. He's been a good wife and we're looking forward to 
being shipmates with him out there in the Fleet. 

Wrestling 4. 

Lightweight Crew }. 

Two Stripes. 




139 




RICHARD ALBERT WAUGH 

Mankato, Kansas 

"Al" "Wow" "Abie" 

FROM the plains of Kansas to Uncle Sam's Institution is a 
pretty big jump for any man, but Al took it and put the 
home town on the map. It took Al two years to come to the 
conclusion that dragging has its advantages, but once begun 
he hasn't stopped. Never once forgetting that such things as 
academics existed, he seldom graced the well-known trees. 
You would have to look a long way to find a more even- 
tempered man — never a fight during four long years. Consider- 
ing what he has had to put up with, that in itself is something 
of which to be proud. 



Manager, Track 4, 5, 2, 1, N. 

Musical Clubs Show 4, }. 
Two Stripes. 



Choir 4, }, 2. 



MORTON HAYNES LYTLE 

Tulsa, Oklahoma 

"Mort" 

ON his youngster cruise, Mort was 
told that he appeared to do more 
work and actually did less than anybody 
else. So have his four years here been char- 
acterized. Studies have been incidental 
obstacles to be pushed aside with the least 
effort. It is a tough exam that doesn't find 
him leaving thirty minutes early, and it is 
a tough day that makes him study a whole 
evening study period. Patent leathers were 
on his first youngster requisition; he has 
put them to good use. He has a knack for 
getting things done, including making up 
with the O. A. O. 

Track 4, 3, 2. 

Cross Country 4. 

Two Stripes. 




140 




EDWARD HENRY O'HARE 

St. Louis, Missouri 

"Nero" "Butch" "Ed" 

A FTER five years of life in a military 
AX. school, Ed set his course toward the 
noblest of callings. It did not take him long 
to become oriented for he possesses the 
trait of being at home wherever he chances 
to be. Like the sea-lion, Ed soon found 
himself in the water working out with the 
suicide-squad. His love for the water, how- 
ever, was outweighed by the temptations 
and inducements of the radiator club. The 
possessor of a winning personality, Ed has 
found no trouble in making lasting friend- 
ships; he is always ready with a pat on 
the back when you need it most. 

Water Polo 4, }, 2, 1. 
C. P. 0. 



CHARLES FRANCIS PUTMAN 

Canton, Illinois 

"Charlie" "Poncho" "Putt" 

CHARLIE readily adapted himself to Navy life and soon 
found his way to the basketball courts. He is a confirmed 
member of the radiator squad between basketball seasons, and 
likes nothing better than a good bull session. Although he 
may be classified as a Red Mike around the Academy, un- 
doubtedly because of the little girl in Galesburg, Pancho can 
always be counted on to drag to help a classmate out. Studies 
have never been a problem to him and he gets by on very little 
effort. Charlie's many friends will vouch that he has the mak- 
ings of a fine Naval officer. 



Basketball 4, ), 2, 
Two Stripes. 



N. 




141 




HENRY ALEXANDER ROWE 

San Francisco, California 
Hank " " Oil Can " " Little Caesar ' 

EVERY spring the mightiest sandblower amazes the local 
residents along the Severn by unleashing what he calls a 
mere whisper at his boys in one of Navy's shells. Although 
forced to stand in the fourth platoon, Hank manages to make 
every first section with ease. He can work a Nav sight in less 
time than a Nav prof with a gouge, but spends most of his 
time helping other fellows do them instead. He likes to drag, 
will wrestle anyone in the crowd and probably win, and as a 
bartender is one of the best, even outside of the Masqueraders. 

Crew 4, }, 2, i, N. Wrestling 4. Star 4, 2. 

Masqueraders z x 1, Director 1. Quarter deck Society. 

Two Strifes. 



WILLIAM PADEN MACK 

San Francisco, California 

"Weelie" "Wee Willie" "Bill" "Slug" 

WEELIE (pronounced a-la-Sweet- 
briar) has successfully lived down 
his status as a Navy junior. With his quiet, 
unobtrusive manner he possesses the inde- 
finable affinity for success as shown by the 
stars on his collar and his performance on 
practically every athletic field. Yet, despite 
this success, he finds time to give full vent 
to his favorite hobby, sleeping. Bill's main 
gripes are his bilging of profs on exams 
and the restrictions on dragging at this 
Alma Mater. We can wish him no better 
luck than that he continues as he has be- 
gun, taking all hurdles with his easy stride. 

Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1. Baseball 4, ;, 2, 1. 

football 4. Star 4 2. 

Four Stripes. 




142 




JOHN SNEED SCHMIDT 

St. Joseph, Missouri 
Otto " "Jobann" " Smitty 

WE feel like composing an eulogy to 
the achievements of Sneed but we 
know how distasteful it would be to him. 
The newspapers have satisfactorily handled 
the football prowess of our All-American 
halfback. In our opinion, this is the least 
of his accomplishments. His musical tal- 
ents as exhibited on an assortment of in- 
struments (including an ocharina), a never 
failing cheerfulness, a sincere desire to help 
everyone and his touch of Missouri wit — 
these are all qualities that have made our 
four years with Sneed a period that will 
predominate in our memories. 

Football 4, }, 2, i, N*. Lacrosse 2, 1. Rifle 4. Track 4. 

Choir 4, }, 2, 1. Musical Clubs Show 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Three Strifes. 




RICHARD PHILIP NICHOLSON 

Valentine, Nebraska 

"Dick" "Joe Coll itch" "Luke" "Nick" 

A NOTORIOUS radiator clubber, Dick quickly discovered 
that the rifle gallery was closer to his room than any 
athletic field. An expert rifleman in college, Dick became a 
permanent fixture on the rifle team. An ardent golfer, an in- 
credible blind dragger ("I'll drag anyone"), and a savoir of 
the better sort, Dick can pull down a 4.0 in any classroom but 
usually compromises by accepting a 3.5. Possessed of a serenity 
ruffled neither by exams, routine, nor drills, Dick is our nom- 
ination for what an officer should be as a midshipman. 



Outdoor Rifle 4, ), 2, 1. 
Hop Committee. 



Indoor Rifle 4, }, 2, 1, Captain 1. 
Class Crest Committee. Star 2. 

Four Stripes. 




143 




JOHN LUDVIG NIELSEN 

Sr. Paul, Minnesota 

' 'Johnn ie" " Flagbag 

JOHNNIE claims that luck brought- him into the Navy, but 
whatever the cause, he has found the Navy to his liking, 
and believes that it is the best possible career. As he aptly puts 
it, "Who wants to go on the outside and work for a living, 
anyhow?" Flagbag is interested in anything naval, especially 
signalling. This interest coupled with real ability should start 
John on a successful naval career. Johnnie is energetic when he 
is really interested in something, a good friend, cheerful and 
easy to get along with. He has one big defect — he doesn't like 
mountain music. 



Football 4, 5, 2, i. 

Boat Club 2, i. 



Basketball 4, }, 
Black N. 



Two Stripes. 



KENNETH EDWARD POUND 

Pueblo, Colorado 

"Kenny" "Libra" 

IACK of interest in the sugar beet in- 
j dustry of Pueblo caused Kenny to 
give the Navy a real break. Stern naval 
discipline hasn't changed him much be- 
cause, as he so aptly puts it, "There's 
nothing wrong with regulations in their 
proper place." Usually easy going, some- 
times serious, always having the ability to 
say the right thing with the right words, 
resting rather than dragging, but above 
all, blessed with a priceless sense of humor 
— that's Kenny. These qualities balance 
Kenny's one grave fault — his passion for 
mountain music. 

One Stripe. 




144 




FAY ELLIS WILSIE 

Spring Valley, Minnesota 

"Buck" 

AFTER saving him from the horrible 
xA_ fate of being an Army man, Buck's 
lucky star has guided him safely through 
his academics with only an occasional 
struggle with the Dago Department. For 
four years he has been the ideal roommate, 
always disagreeing for the sake of a good 
argument and frequently coming out the 
winner. Buck is fond of the ladies and hops, 
and although he will never, admit that one 
of the fair sex interested him, we have an 
idea that some day he will weaken. And 
now that you have met Buck, we are sure 
that you will wish him the greatest success 
as an officer. 

Football 4, }, 2, i. 

Lacrosse _j, 2, 1. 

One Stripe. 




EDWARD CHARLES WATTERS, III 

Kansas City, Missouri 

Dusty " " The Little Man 

BACK on June 9, 1933, the Navy received quite a break 
when a blue-eyed, curly-haired young man, who later 
became known as Dusty or The Little Man, took his oath of 
allegiance. The Little Man is only five feet six, but his savvi- 
ness, generosity, good humor, and ability to do the proper 
thing at the proper time more than compensate for any lack 
of height. Dusty is usually in love, and unless he receives his 
daily letter from the O. A. O., his faith in women is shattered. 
However, Dusty's cheerful nature enables him to forget and 
forgive when the next letter arrives. 



Track 4. Boat Club. 

Musical Clubs Show 4. 
One Stripe. 



Black N. 




145 




LEWIS ARTHUR RUPP 
Archbold, Ohio 

" Lewy" "Kuppy" 

A REAL fellow, Lewy harmonizes with everything from the 
. choir to the track squad. He likes his popular songs and 
always has a new version for the latest one out. His workouts 
are not confined to the track, for he likes nothing better than 
a good stiff tussle with a cross-word puzzle. Straight lines and 
colored pencils, combined with a wealth of natural talents, 
have put him in every first section. Among other things which 
we must admire in Lewy are his neatness and thoroughness, 
for he's won the blue ribbon for shoe shines and locker stow- 
age for four years. 



Track 4, }, 2, i, N. 
Orchestra 4, j. 



Wrestling 4 



, }■ 



Choir 4, _j, 2, 
Two Stripes. 



Glee Club 4, j. 



Star 2. 



STANLEY MICHAEL ZIMNY 

Woodlawn Beach, New York 

"Stan" " ' Zim" 

A FIRESIDE, an armchair, and a pipe — 
Utopia. Such are Stan's dreams. But 
Stan is not always the dreamer. An enthus- 
iast to the nth degree, a mild savoir, a 
musician par excellence, a champion hand- 
ball player. What better combination could 
one desire? And who has not heard his 
clear tenor voice issuing from the shower, 
the corridor, or even the soloist's balcony 
in the Chapel, without envying him? His 
favorite expressions are, "No mail for 
me?" or, "Whom do you know from 
Norfolk?" A loyal, energetic, and unfailing 
pal, that's Stan. 

Champion, Handball Doubles 4, ), 2, 1. Star 4 

Choir 4, 3, 2, 1. Orchestra 4, }. 2, 1. 

Musical Clubs 4, }, 2, 1. Two Stripes. 




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JOHN CLAY SHAFFER 

Van Wert, Ohio 

" Shaff" "J. C." "John" "Gin" 

RIGHT from the start, Shaff has been a 
_ most conscientious fellow with no- 
thing standing in his -way except his pipe. 
He smokes enormous amounts of tobacco, 
and next to this, women are his greatest 
weakness. His locker door looks like a 
veritable rogues' gallery, but being natur- 
ally a shy soul, he does not drag often. 
Academically, John has no troubles except 
in Nav; in Ordnance or Steam he never 
fails to fill his board. As a wife, J. C. is 
tops. He's a congenial cuss, and his powers 
as a bull shooter and his expositions on his 
pet theories make the time fly. 

Choir 4, 3, 2, i. Glee Club 4, 3. Musical Clubs Show 4, }. 

Reception Committee. Lucky Bag Staff. 

Two Strifes. 



JESSE PARKER ROBINSON, JR. 

Morral, Ohio 

"/. P." "Robby" "Cyclone" "Cykie" 

CYCLONE cast off the work harness and left the Ohio farm 
to become a sailor. After a year of severe breaking under 
the whip of good old '34, he was turned loose to become 
the plebes' nightmare. Jesse has found academics rather easy 
sailing except for Bull, which jammed his rudder, and Ord- 
nance, which almost blasted him loose from his moorings. In 
his horsing around he has nibbled a little wild oats of the mild 
variety. His outstanding weakness has been girls from the 
Carolinas. In parting let's "splice the main brace," J. P.; here's 
best of luck! 

Manager, Swimming 4, 3, z. 
Reception Committee. 
Regimental C. P. 0. 




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JOHN ANDREW 7 THOMAS 

Knoxville, Tennessee 

"Tony" "Tommy" 

FROM Knoxville after two years at the University of 
Tennessee came Tony to tell us of the pleasures of college 
life and all that we were missing. Plebe year found him swim- 
ming a bit, but since then, leisure has appealed to him. Most 
of the time, when there is good weather, he can be found out 
sailing, and in winter, company basketball and a daily siesta 
divide his time. His pleasing adaptable personality and ready 
smile have made him a welcome addition to any company, 
whether sailing, dragging or just indulging in the ever present 
bull session. 

Swimming 4, 3. 

Reception Committee. 

Two Stripes. 



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MORGAN HALL BALDWIN, JR. 
Annapolis, Maryland 
"Baldy" "Morgan" 

STEP up, folks, and meet the man who hears all, knows all, 
sees all, and tells even more. The dope is never so straight 
nor so hot as when put out by Baldy. When not putting out 
bad dope, he is probably parading the halls in some weird 
outfit which originally saw better days in Tangier, London, 
Nice, or Gibraltar. The "Akademicks" have been rather hot 
on his trail, but Baldy always gave them the slip at every river. 
Soccer and lacrosse are his favorite sports. He's a dopester 
without peer and a good friend to everyone. 

Soccer 4, }, 2, 1. Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1. 
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ERNEST SOUTHARD FRIEDRICK 
Baldwin, Long Island, New York 
"Pete" 

PETE is the true Happy Warrior who has realized the plan 
that seized his boyish thoughts. We, his friends, have 
watched him grow and have admired his sincerity and de- 
termination. His numerous activities have been successful, 
because he finishes everything he starts, and does a good job 
of it. Possessing a friendly nature, he has been a daddy to the 
plebes; and because we know his workable philosophy of 
living, it is safe to assume two things: that he will go a long 
way, and that he will enjoy himself as he goes. 



Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1. Lucky Bag Staff. 

Reception Committee. 

One Stripe. 



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THOMAS McCONNELL ADAMS 

Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

"■Mac" "T. Mac" 

TOM came to the Academy knowing little about the Navy, 
but he now stands on the threshold of his career with a 
thorough understanding of the duties assigned a naval officer. 
Mac's major activities are writing and swimming. He has 
obtained more publicity (or notoriety) from his attempts to 
enlighten "Log" readers than has many a newspaper writer 
from his daily column. By sheer hard work, Mac reached a 
point in swimming where it took a good man to beat him. This 
same spirit will carry Tom to the top in all that he undertakes. 

Editor, Trident. Lucky Bag Staff. Log Staff. Star 4. 

Christmas Card Committee. Reception Committee. 

Two Stripes. 



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WALTER JOSEPH BARRY 

Boston, Massachusetts 

"Walt" "Pinbead" "One-cell" 

IN Walt we have the personification of the ideal son of Erin. 
Endowed with a keen sense of humor and a facility for 
making friends, he is a welcome addition to any bull session. 
An injury to his ear deprived us of a promising boxer. He 
doesn't drag often, but he makes up for that when he hits 
good old Boston twice a year. A tireless worker, he exerts 
plenty of ergs to come out on top in the frequent tussles with 
the books. His every ambition is tied up in the Navy, and we 
know that they will be realized 



Company Representative 4, 3, z 
C. P. 0. 





JOHN FRANCIS CHENEY 

Boston, Massachusetts 

"John" "Whitey" 

JOHN is the kind of a fellow whose ticket to happiness 
consists of a good pipe, a good dog, and a good book. He 
likes to sit down so well he made crew his sport, and, like 
most of us, he is one of that army that serves to push the top- 
notchers. He has an appreciation of classical music, literature, 
and femininity, consistently sporting a first section drag. His 
secret ambition is a pair of dancing feet. The philosophy of 
life which he follows is wound up in these famous lines: "Let 
me live in a house by the side of the road, and be a friend to 
man." 

Crew ). Lacrosse 2. 

Orchestra 4, ). 

C. P. 0. 






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RICHARD EARL BALL 

Hazen, Nevada 

"Dick" "Rheostat" "Testo" 

AT first sight, all hands agreed that Dick was very dumb, 
_ZjL but he soon convinced us that he was nobody's fool. 
From then on, he was the recognized leader of the first sections. 
His one weakness was figuring out constants to see on which 
side of a 3.7 his mark lay. He professed to be a Red Mike, but 
during second class year, he had a change of heart, although 
not quite deserting the ranks of the misogynists. As a wife, 
he never objected to getting the suits from the tailor shop and 
was willing to close the windows before reveille. 

Radio Club }, 2, 1. Reception Committee. 
Three Stripes. 



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HERBERT JOYCE HARTMAN 

Athens, Ohio 

"Herb" "Cherub" 

WE had our first introduction to Herb's calm and efficient 
Buckeye methods of work the latter part of plebe 
summer, when he ate his first meal in the messhall. Shortly 
afterward, the academic departments began their barrage, but 
again Herby calmly and effectively set to work. That he still 
has his early skill is demonstrated in the first instance by his 
chubby cheeks, and in the second by his perennial presence in 
first sections. He's spent too much time sleeping and snaking 
and writing letters to be a successful athlete, but the sub squad 
has kept him in trim. 

Radio Club }, 2, 1. 

Boat Club z,i. 

One Stripe. 




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HARMON BRADFORD SHERRY 

Syracuse, New York 
' 'Cherie ' ' ' Blondie' ' ' 'Cherub' ' 

HEY, Sherry, where did you get those 10,000 ton cruisers 
This is the typical greeting thrust at the wife by his 
joking classmates, for nature endowed him with a remarkable 
pair of size twelves. If you think these leviathans are in his 
way, you should watch him cover ground on a tennis court, 
move nimbly in a fencing duel, or boot a soccer ball. When he 
is not occupied in getting a workout, he may be found sawing 
on his cello, poring over the newspaper, or reading books on 
Hitler. But any evening — "Boy! She really is a swell gal" — 
and so far, far into the night. 



Fencing 4, 3, 2, 1. Soccer 4, 5, 2. Tennis 4. Choir 4, 5 
Orchestra 4, }, 2, 1. Lucky Bag Staff. 

One Stripe. 






BERNHARD HENRY BIERI.JR. 

Newport, Rhode Island 

Beer-eye " " Clara 

IF you've never wandered into his room after chow and seen 
the Beer-eye-Butch dance team going to town you've missed 
something. Not that we'd trade them for Astaire, but they do 
make plenty of noise. When not celebrating, Clara is quiet, 
the reason being that he is writing voluminous letters. (Stick 
your gonk in at any odd hour and see for yourself.) The sur- 
prising thing about all this correspondence is that, far from 
being a snake, he is reasonably faithful to the little girl back 
home. And to top it off he's a basketball player of no mean 

ability. 

Tennis 4. 

Basketball 4, 5, 2, 1. 

One Stripe. 



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JAMES CHARLES BENNETT 

Erie, Pennsylvania 

" Popeye" "Father" "Chuck" 

APENNSYLVANIAN by birth, a sailorman by aspiration, 
. and a lion by nature — that's our Popeye. We learned from 
Chuck during plebe summer that the good old Naval Reserve 
is a he-man's outfit. Then Popeye demonstrated that one's 
reach can exceed one's grasp by taking an involuntary bath 
during his first cutter drill. Father's ability as a champeen 
spinner of yarns is stimulated by a keen wit and shrewd ob- 
servation. His initiative, resourcefulness, self-confidence, and 
true individuality will cause him to stand out all through his 
career. 

Property Gang 2, 1 Leader 1. 

Reception Committee. 

Two Stripes. 



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JOHN GERALD SULLIVAN 

St. Albans, Vermont 

"Gold-brick" "Sully" "Long Talker" 

WHERE'S Sully?' ' ' 'Oh, he's back in the hospital again. ' ' 
And so it went, for four long years. Sully was never 
one to take life too seriously. In fact, one might add that the 
only thing he was ever in earnest about was golf. He's still 
talking about that Inter-Collegiate Meet in Washington second 
class summer. At work or on liberty, Sully could be depended 
upon to do his share. As a roommate, he was one of the best. 
Never lacking a cheery word, he managed to smile his way 
along a road beset with many hardships and obstacles. 

Boxing 4, 1. Golf ;, 2, 1. Football 4. 

Reception Committee. 

Two Stripes. 



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HAROLD SYDNEY BOTTOMLEY, JR. 

Merchantville, New Jersey 
" Syd" "King' "H. S." 

CULVER'S gift to the sea found plebe year entirely too easy, 
for the desire to bone is quite unknown to Syd. He enjoys 
good books, opera, bull sessions, and is a shark at bridge. 
When he likes a subject, he is very savvy. He possesses that 
likeable personality which gives him the ability to get what 
he wants regardless of opposition — "never fear when Syd is 
near!" With this and his cosmopolitan air, he is quite success- 
ful with the fairer sex. And above all, he is "one of the boys" 
and a good roommate. 



Basketball 4. Baseball 4. Boat Club 2, 1 

Reception Committee. 

One Stripe. 





ROBERT VARNELL TATE 

Ashland, Kentucky 

"Kudo" "Bob' "Tatey" "Adam" 

A ND now may we introduce the handsome half of the room, *"" *\f 
_L\- none other than out future Kentucky Colonel. Besides 
good looks, he possesses the uncanny knack of getting away 
with irregularities, although he has overstepped once or twice 
and ranks second in our class for days on the Reina. When it 
comes to knowledge, Bob is no man's dummy. But he is con- 
tent with a good story, a bridge session, or shooting the 
breeze with his many friends, that is, except when there's 
liberty, for then he's sure to be found with some lucky girl 
who has captured his fancy. 



Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1. 
Lucky Bag Staff. 



Boxing 4, }, 2, 1. Masqueraders }, 1. 
Reception Committee. Black N. 
C. P. 0. 



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CHARLES ISAIAH BLANKINSHIP 

Eureka, Illinois 

"Red" "Charlie" 

CHARLIE, my wife, God bless him. He wears white sox, 
but no garters; has red hair, but no temper; smiles cheer- 
fully, but is mulishly obstinate; drags, but not often. He can 
concentrate on the matter at hand, whether it be football, 
water polo, or studies. A sailor who will always long for the 
"dear old podunk in Illinois," he will make a good officer 
and gentleman (by act of Congress). Plebes know him as easy- 
going, his classmates as "Red," the Executive Department as 
conscientious, the academic departments as a plugger, and I as 
"Charlie, my wife, God bless him." 



Water Polo 4, }, 2, /, wNp, Captain 1. 

Football 4, }, 2, 1, NA. 

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WILLIAM RAWLINS LOWNDES 

Berkeley, California 

"Bill" "Walrus" " Leivendies" 

BILL can long for his California home, yearn to restore the 
family estate in Charleston tradition, and wish he were 
living in Boston, all at once! But get beneath the surface, and 
you will find a Navy man to the core. The Navy is his heritage, 
cultivated by extensive reading, despite long hours spent in 
his favorite element, the water. For Bill is a varsity water 
poloist in season, a swimmer the year around. But see him at 
his mellowest: after a good meal, reading an interesting book, 
his only distraction keeping his pipe lit. 

Water Polo 4, 3, 2, 1, wNp. 
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WILLIAM FLOYD BRINGLE 

Covington, Tennessee 

"Bush" "Ogie" "One Play" 

CLOSING his still in response to the call of the sea, Bush 
donned his shoes and set out on the long trek which 
eventually led him to Annapolis. The first two years of Bush's 
sojourn were marked with a conflict between the Red Mike 
and reptile elements. However the close of youngster year 
brought with it a brilliant coup d'etat by the Snake. Despite 
a few minor injuries such as broken hips, wrenched knees, and 
dislocated shoulders his inability to quit has won for him the 
coveted Navy block "N." At various times, he has also tried 
basketball, crew, and lacrosse. 



Football 4, }, 2, i, N. Crew 4. 

Christmas Card Committee. 

Two Stripes. 





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GEOFFREY PERCIVAL NORMAN 

South Pittsburg, Tennessee 
"Jeff" "Norm" 

JEFF is well known for his superb dry wit and gift of repar- 
tee. He is the life of every bull session, yet more than able 
to hold his own with the intelligentsia on any subject. Since 
he was always a great lover of music, we were somewhat at a 
loss to understand why, after two successful years in the Drum 
and Bugle Corps, he decided to rejoin the ranks. A Red Mike 
youngster year, Jeff was rejuvenated during second class sum- 
mer, and has been going strong ever since. His fine Old English 
character and personality will always be a cherished memory. 

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JOHN REMEY WADLEIGH 

Jamestown, Rhode Island 

"Jack" "Mike" 

EARLY plebe year, the upper-classmen started asking Jack 
questions about the Service. This form of running soon 
ceased when they found that he knew far more about the 
Navy than they. If you want to know the names and laundry 
numbers of C-in-C since Noah, just ask Jack; he'll know. 
Dividing his time between listening to the Marine Band and 
dragging Army juniors, Jack has still found time to manage 
baseball and, incidentally, to make music of his own with the 
Hell Cats. And from now on, we know he'll find time to give 
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FROM across the Bay on the Eastern Shore comes this 
worthy harmonizer. At the first note, he will drop every- 
thing and join in with a tenor specially suited to the shower. 
From singing, his thoughts turn to photography; his camera 
balances the weighty text books on many a trip to class while 
classmates cheerfully run him for bringing the "lunch box" 
along. One week a confirmed Red Mike and the next week 
dragging — briefly this is Bill's social life. When we leave to 
go to sea, we prophesy that Bill will continue his straight 
shooting on the road to the top. 



Outdoor Rifle 4, 3 
Log Staff. 



1, rNt, Captain 1. Indoor Rifle 4, ), a, 1, rNt. 

Lucky Bag Staff. Trident Society. Star 2. 
Four Stripes. 



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FRANKLIN DUERR BUCKLEY 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
"Blimpo" " Zep" "Buck" 

YOU may wonder why Franklin is guilty of the odd nick- 
names. When we say that he's a staunch supporter of 
lighter-than-air, the connection is obvious. Being held person- 
ally accountable for all airship disasters, Buck has been the 
victim of much good-natured running. His many articles in 
the Trident have been only one means of defending the airship 
against uninformed condemnation. Making visits to both 
Akron and Lakehurst, and even Friedrichshafen on youngster 
cruise, has given Buck many permanent contacts and a wealth 
of practical knowledge. 





DONALD ARCHER DEAN 

Yonkers, New York 
"Dizzy" "Don" 

THE career of this conspicuously quiet and unassuming 
young man from little old New York has been dotted 
with long but successful tiffs with the academic departments. 
His refusal to accept the doctrine of "It's all in the book" had 
him playing Tarzan in the branches of some trees. Because of 
his ceaseless efforts to discover the reason behind the fact, 
some feel he might do better in such a post as the Intelligence 
Service could offer, but the Line often needs this kind of man, 
and Don is big enough to fill any assignment they might give 
him. 

Manager, Football 4. Boat Club. 
Movie Gang. 
One Strife. 






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RICHARD BEEBE WILLIAMS 
Gettysburg, South Dakota 
"Stud" "Bill" "Rajah" 

STUD is a cosmopolite, but claims South Dakota as his 
fatherland. He possesses potentially every quality necessary 
to success, but is a bit irresponsible. However, that only en- 
hances his fatal charm. His greatest interest is in people, es- 
pecially in members of the opposite sex, and he is able to adapt 
himself to any situation. His ready wit, deep sense of humor, 
and indisputable gift of gab enable him to make life brighter 
for those around him. Bill is thoroughly "one of the boys", 
and has a host of friends. His greatest ambition is to be a 
marine, as were his forebears. 



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WILLIAM BUTLER BROWN 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 

"Trigger" "Red" "Scrapper" "Bill" 

IT is hard to say whether Trigger is first a gentleman and 
second an artist, or vice versa. He does, however, combine 
the two into a most unusual mixture. He has the natural good 
manners of a true southern gentleman and also the erratic 
temperament of an artist. Red is a rebel in more than name, 
being constantly at variance with the accepted order of things. 
He has never been known to speak or smile before breakfast. 
His greatest ambition is to fly, and he should be the best there 
is, for his spirit is as flaming as his hair. 

Golf 3, 2, i, gNAf, Captain i. Boxing 4, ). 

Class Crest and King Committees . 

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JOHN DOUGLAS CARSON 

Asbury Park, New Jersey 

"Doug' "Red" "Kit" "Trotsky" 

DO you want to bet a dollar on that?" And thus another 
bull session reaches its climax with Doug on top. He's a 
typical redhead, pugnacious, yet good-natured, and willing 
to help a friend to the limit. Doug is not inclined to work 
unnecessarily, although when he has to, he can expend an 
unbelievable amount of energy. The Glee Club lost a promising 
candidate when this proud possessor of a tremendous baritone 
turned to wrestling. He spends the evenings smoking his pipe, 
occasionally studying, but more often sleeping or expounding 
on the good roads of New Jersey. 



Wrestling z, i. Crew 4, ;. 
Ring Committee . 




Football 4, }. Stage Gang 1 
Reception Committee . 



One Strip 





FALKLAND MacKINNON LANSDOWNE 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 

"Mac" "Hessie" "McGuinis" 

COME into the room most any time and you will find Mac 
in his glory — horizontal on his bunk. He is quiet and 
industrious and remains so, unless a rough-house is started — 
then he may be found in the midst of it. His generosity and 
willingness to help others out of tight spots have won him 
many friends. Mac never worries about the fairer sex, enjoys 
music, reading, and smoking his pipe. His only bad trait is 
his lamentable, yet uncanny, knack of making puns. He has 
been an excellent roommate, meeting every gripe with a smile. 

Gang 4, 3, 2, 1. Orchestra 4. 
Reception Committee. 
Two Stripes. 






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ROY HEMAN BURGESS, JR. 
Detroit, Michigan 
"Bugee" "Roy" 

ROY makes friends easily, since he has always been a willing 
_ worker, not only for himself, but for others. His nature 
is a fortunate one, utilizing the high spots in life to cushion 
the effects of the low ones. The result is one of radiation, in 
that he makes all who come in contact with him see the more 
pleasant side of life. He has been out for numerous sports and 
worked conscientiously at them, and though the spotlight of 
athletic glory has missed him, what higher compliment can 
be paid a man than to say he did his best in everything he 
tried ? 

Swimming 4, }, 2, 1. Boat Club 2, 1. Rifle 4. 

Hop Committee 1. Glee Club. Choir 4, }, 2, 1. 

Two Stripes. 



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HUGH RAYNOR RIMMER 

San Francisco, California 

"Rowdy Dow" "Buzz' "Hugh" 

HUGHIE'S agreeable personality made him many friends. 
Unknown admirers were always certain to write him 
letters after leave, to the extent that all hands endeavored to 
solve Raynor's social problems. The football team lost his 
valuable service when he was disabled, but his handicap did 
not hinder his ability with the oar. To keep peace in this 
family, we will not mention anything about that cold March 
day when Hughie's single shell capsized. Ever since then, 
Rowdy Dow has been looking forward to sunny Cal and his 
departure from rainy Maryland. 



Crew 4, }, 2, /, N. 



Football 4, 1, 2, NA. 
Reception Committee. 
One Stripe. 



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DONALD MORISON WHITE 

Ossining, New York 
"Don" 

NO one knows where Don's capacity for sleep came from, 
but we suspect that what energy is not being saved for 
the next week-end is used up in the gym or on the track. And 
how he can combine the writing of that letter a day to a 
certain someone with all that sleep, and still stay close to the 
first sections will always be a mystery. He is an understanding 
friend of the best sort, and has been an excellent fellow con- 
spirator against the wiles of the Academic and Executive De- 
partments, never coming in violent contact with either. 



Choir 4, }, 2, i. 
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LEWIS OLCOTT DAVIS 

Middletown, Connecticut 

"Lew" "L. 0." 

THE hills of Connecticut are well represented by this dash- 
ing young Beau Brummel of the fourth deck who keeps 
us posted on all the whys and wherefores of fashion. This trait 
was picked up, no doubt, from the cosmopolitan corners of 
Middletown, where men are men and the floods run high. Few 
men can combine the sports of track and crew, but if you think 
it can't be done, just ask Lew. He is an excellent helpmate, 
possessing the quality of being amenable to doing most of the 
work and not griping about it. An all around good mixer, 
Lew is a hard worker, hard player, and true friend. 

One Stripe. 



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JOSEPH FRANCIS DALTON 

Grenco, Maryland 
"Joe" "Horsey" 

A DESIRE to "join the Navy and see the world" caused Joe 
. to travel the twenty-seven miles to Annapolis. While 
seldom starring, Horsey has always found plenty of time to 
play soccer, lacrosse, or water polo. He has whiled away his 
idle hours in dragging, boating, playing sweetly (?) the ac- 
cordion, and cruising on the Reina. Joe's never-failing good 
humor, thoughtful consideration, and abounding generosity 
have made him a host of friends. He has started well in his 
chosen career, and his will to win and general capability insure 
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JOHN ELLSWORTH TAYLOR 

Mason City, Iowa 

"John" "Ellsworth" "J. E." 

ON first sight, this quiet unassuming fellow from the wild 
Mid- West impressed us as the sort of man who would 
go places. And we were right, for without visible effort, he 
has taken the much-dreaded academics like grade school work, 
and stood high in all his subjects. Plebe year found Ellsworth 
out for cross-country and fencing, but the lure of the bridge 
table soon drew him from the rigorous sports. John's principal 
extra-curricular activity has been dragging. Possessed of a 
wide acquaintanceship and plenty of charm, John has taken 
advantage of every opportunity to drag. 

Reception Committee. Star 4, ), 2. 
Movie Gang. 
Two Stripes. 



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EDWARD GROVER DE LONG 

Springfield, South Dakota 
"Grover" "Ed" "Champ" "Dee" 

FATE had its way, and a third alternate appointment took 
Grover from a co-ed college and made him one of '37. 
Endowed with an admirable ability of meeting people, es- 
pecially the fairer sex, he carries on a voluminous correspond- 
ence. During study hour, Ed is usually seen -with pipe in one 
hand, pen in the other, and photographic likenesses before 
him. Music is his weakness, be it via the radio, choir, musical 
clubs, or French horn. He is often at home with a Sabatini 
novel or an engineering magazine. Versatility and steadiness 
have made him a splendid roommate and friend. 



Track 4, 2, 1. Basketball 3, 
Musical Clubs Shows 
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1. Orchestra 4, 3, z, 1 

Reception Committee. 
Strife. 



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ROBERT ARLTON HALLA 

Tyndall, South Dakota 

"Bob" 

BOB'S natural asset, a gift of speech, coupled with his 
ability to follow all contemporary problems, was re- 
warded youngster year when the first of the Public Speaking 
Contests found him receiving the gold watch. Never having 
to worry about academics, after the first two months of plebe 
Steam, Bob has had plenty of time for athletics, and was a 
good quarterback until injuries put him out of football. Be- 
sides this activity, a deep interest in "newsie" magazines and 
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Boat Club. Reception Committee. 
Three Stripes. 



Reef Points Staff. 



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RICHARD CLOUGH SMART 
Kittery, Maine 

"Axel" "Dick" "Dapple" " Sancho" 

NO one knows whether it was Dick's New England back- 
ground or the influence of the vast amount of literature 
which he reads that urged him to answer the call of the sea, 
but one can easily discern an adventurous and romantic spirit. 
He is quite unassuming, and whenever Dick gives us that 
"personality" smile, we are forced to smile with him. Any- 
thing taken up which interests him is done heartily and en- 
thusiastically, as anyone who plays basketball with him will 
tell you. Lady Luck is his companion at cards, but no one has 
ever known him to drag. 

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DANIEL BERNARD DECKELMAN 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

"Danny" "Boxcar" "Prince" 

DANNY is one of the landmarks of the Second Battalion. 
Plebe year offered no easy sailing for him. Never one to 
sit idly by and let things run their course, he often differed in 
opinion with the upper classes. Now the boys agree with him. 
A likeable fellow who is always ready to promote anything 
from an interesting bull session to an afternoon at "Pop's", 
Dan is not one of the intelligentsia, but a member of that party 
known as the backbone of the Regiment. 

Football 4, _j, 2. 
Wrestling 4. 
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EVERETT GEORGE SANDERSON 

New Bedford, Massachusetts 
Sandy " " Whitey 

BROUGHT up in the old whaling town of New Bedford, 
Sandy inherited his love of salt air and sea dust. But get- 
ting his sea legs was his own idea, and he came here to be a 
Sinbad. Life to Sandy is a song, for he is always singing; he is 
a happy-go-lucky lad with never a worry. Yet his work always 
gets done. He has never missed a hop, but his heart has missed 
quite a few. He can do anyhing with a ball so long as it is 
round, and he likes Java, music, cherry pie, and horse racing. 
Everywhere he goes, he makes new friends and greets old ones 
with a warm smile. 

Soccer 4, 3, 2, /, aNf, Captain 1. Tennis 4, 5, 2, 1. 

Hop' Committee. 

Two Stripes. 



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BOB entered with a golf club in one hand, track shoes in 
the other, and a grin on his face. The track shoes gave 
way to another golf club, but the grin is still there. It would 
be foolish to spend much time writing the foibles of the co- 
sharer of one's stamps, razor blades, and stationery, but here 
are a few. Bob does most of his studying in the last half of 
every study period, makes puns, is never ready for formation, 
but never late. He has the three essentials of a good roommate: 
thoughtfulness, generosity, and a sense of humor. 



Cross Country 4, 5, 
Golf }, 2, 1. 
Three Stripes. 



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HARRY BARRETT HAHN 

Brooklyn, New York 

"Scbnozz" "Blotto" "Vacuum" 

WITH his unbounded energy and his will to do anything, 
Harry is well fitted for the calling he likes — the Navy. 
Harry has always given his best. As a gymnast and crew man, 
he has won his laurels. In studies, his name stands well to- 
wards the top of his class. His file is his hobby; sleep is his joy; 
and a Diesel is his pet. His helping spirit, coupled with his 
cheerful, witty remarks, has brightened many of life's dull 
moments. As time rolls on, many of us will remember his 
motto: "Ah, Sleep! It is a blessed thing — ." 



Boat Club 2, i. Gym 4. 

Lightweight Crew j, 2, 1. 

Three Stripes. 



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DAVID EUGENE DRESSENDORFER 

Springfield, Illinois 
"Dave" " Hoople" "Dusie" 

TODAY, when knowledge is sought more keenly than ever 
before, it isn't every man who will interrupt his own 
studies to help others. Dave, however, is a notable example 
of the man who will. In spite of the time given to others, at 
the end of each year he stands well up in the class. Every 
phase of this life, with all its exacting details, has not been 
pleasing to Dave, but he has remained, not as a nonentity, 
but with much benefit to the Academy. Illinois, as we all 
know, has been poorer and we have been richer during the four 
years Dave has been here. 

Baseball 4. 
One Stripe. 




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DORRANCE SIELAFF RADCLIFFE 

Reno, Nevada 

"Dorie" 

(^635 — "We joined the Navy to see the world" — yes, folks, 
Dorie's tuning up again with a ready smile, a good hum- 
or, a keen wit, and a song in his heart. He's a Red Mike in 
theory — a snake in fact. Every "rec" period finds him playing 
touch football, baseball, basketball, or tennis, with equal 
facility. He's a semi-savoir, lacking only the photographic 
memory. Coming from "the biggest little city in the world," 
his ambition reaches to the sky, hence he's headed for aviation. 
The last formation has just rung, so au revoir, roommate, and 
smooth sailing. 

One Stripe. 




GEORGE HAILS FOSTER 

Montgomery, Alabama 
"George" "Rebel" "Bama" 

THE virtues of George's home state ("heaven," as he would 
say) and the O. A. O., we have all heard many times. He 
is always anxious to take part in debates on all questions, and 
win or lose, he readily admits his opponent was wrong. George 
has a likeable nature, a keen sense of humor, but a poor and 
frequently practiced knowledge of blank verse. He specializes 
in dragging, but he boxes and wrestles, and adapts himself to 
several other sports. Although he is not a savoir, his cheerful 
personality will prove a valuable asset in making him a success 
throughout life. 

One Stripe. 






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PATRICK HENRY HART 

Los Angeles, California 

"Pat" "Bucket" "Admiral" 

PLEBE year, Pat admits, wasn't any too much fun, but 
necessary for the life to follow. However, the next three 
years showed him to be in the right place. As in days of yore 
at Polytechnic High, academics were fruit. His gymnastic 
talents, too, showed up to good advantage. Though not par- 
ticularly a snake, Pat could be paged at Carvel any Sunday 
afternoon, — and usually be found! During four years here on 
the Severn, Pat has won a place in all our hearts. His ability 
to make friends and get along with people is a sure indication 
of success. 

Black N. 



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WELL, fellows, you see it goes like this,—" and thus 
begins many an impromptu extra instruction over 
Warren's shoulder. With an uncanny ability to find out what 
makes the wheels go 'round, Henry has saved the day many a 
time in the last five minutes before formation. With a definite 
tinge of rebel in his make-up, W. W. found the movies' versions 
of plebe life slightly ultra-romantic and dashing. However, 
hard work and hard play soon changed this picture. Here's 
luck, Warren, and a wish for a good old-fashioned bull session 
every so often as the years go by. 

Star ),~2. 
One Stripe. 



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JAMES GRANT ROSS 

Shenandoah, Iowa 

"Rollo" 

THE salt air called Rollo, and soon his non-reg face appeared 
in our ranks. The departments have failed to create an 
academic barrier for this rough-cut linguist. He is more indus- 
trious than most, never having joined the radiator squad or 
become a Cosmo fan. His activity in crew has made him as 
dexterous with an oar as he is with a slip-stick. While Rollo 
is decidedly not a chowhound, snaking is one of his accomp- 
lishments — and why not? Should a connoisseur of the fair sex 
sit idly by? Rollo is a man any skipper can be proud of. 




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JACK EUGENE GIBSON 

Pontiac, Michigan 

' ' Gib ' ' ' 'Jeemy " " Gheebson ' 

JACK arrived here armed with a Popular Mechanics maga- 
zine and a sense of humor. To this background is attributed 
his pleasure over "sketch and describe" slips of epicyclic 
trains, turbines, and torpedo mechanisms. His intelligence 
varies as the square root of the pressure applied by the academic 
departments. Jeemy spends hours in the gym keeping in shape 
to ward off those seeking vengeance for his practical jokes. He 
whistles continually, respects intellect, tries anything once, 
knows most of the answers, and will even drag blind just for 
the asking. 

One Stripe. 



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ALFRED FREDERICK GERKEN 

Bronx, New York 

"Al" "Joe" "Jerk" 

AL can usually be found either playing tennis or sleeping 
Jl\. (the way his cruises were spent). Although his life at 
the Academy has always been one of ease, the greater part of 
second class year was spent with extra instruction from Instruc- 
tor Ortland. His good nature always makes him ready to share 
his skags and chow. Al claims to be a Red Mike, and to all 
appearances he really is, but just ask one who has seen him in 
action. For any kind of a party, whether it's a working party, 
liberty party, or beer party, Al will always be around. 



Tennis 4, 2, 1. 

Reception Committee. 

G. P. 0. 



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JOHN MURPHY DE VANE, JR. 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 

"Count" "John" "Gui" 

THE Count is famous for many things, but we always think 
of him in connection with football, swimming, towel 
snapping, and his pipe. We have watched his athletics, felt 
his towel snapping, and smelled that pipe for the last few 
years — but we still love him. Always ready to knock off 
studying to talk, or fight, or help on a knotty prob, he has 
kept us sat more than once. He's generous to a fault; when 
our laundry doesn't come back on time, we can always count 
on his socks. Long live Dee-vain, and may worry stay far from 
his door. 



4, 3, 2, I. 

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JAMES RAGAN GUSTIN 

Mosinee, Wisconsin 

"Jim" "Gus" 

JIM has been so busy doing things since he climbed out of 
his cradle that he just hasn't found time to grow up. A true 
sandblower, he's a cheery soul, always ready to help a class- 
mate with a difficult prob or to shed a little humor on an 
otherwise dreary scene. He's had a strangle hold on academics 
ever since plebe year, but during these past two years, his 
contention has been that the words "sketch and describe" 
should be stricken from the English language. Jim is quite a 
socialite, a super snake, but then where would the stag line 
be without the snakes ? 

Small Bore $, 2, 1. 
Radio Club. 





GERALD PATRICK JOYCE 

Green Bay, Wisconsin 

"Jerry" "Pat" 

THE old "sea-daddy" himself! After listening to one of ~" "\# 
those sessions where the old mariner expounded on the 
flying moor or fire control on the U. S. S. Arkansas, one would 
never suspect that Jerry came from the Middle West. Technical 
knowledge of the kind that argues well and draws a crowd 
has been his specialty. Academics? He would have made his 
mark if weekly magazines, guitars, and bridge games had 
never been thought of. A long standing acquaintanceship with 
blueprints made professional subjects mere reviews, while his 
uncanny methods of working Thermo problems astounded all 
who witnessed. 

Radio Club. 

Mandolin Club. 

M. P. 0. 



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FILLMORE BOLLING GILKESON 

Bluefield, West Virginia 

"Fil" "Flop-ears" 

WEST, by God, Virginia, sir! And proud of it!" But Fil 
is civilized none-the-less. He came to the Navy rather 
than to West Point through a Congressman's mistake, but has 
become one of the Service's staunchest supporters. An athlete 
of all-around ability, he also enjoys loafing. His concentration 
is remarkable, even if it is only on a magazine, and as a result, 
he stands high in the class with little effort; but he seldom 
lets studying interfere with his lighter reading. His is the 
geniality of the South and the openness of the hills, combining 
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JOHN FRYE MORSE 
Washington, D. C. 

"Johnny" " Butch 

WIFE, friend, and classmate. Butch is all that those three 
words imply. Coming into the Academy four long 
years ago, he was shy and retiring, filled with that New 
England determination to succeed. Always dragging, never 
missing anything, he still stays true to his seldom seen plebe 
year O. A. O. During the few off week-ends, with any one of 
a drawer full of pipes in his mouth, he can be found with his 
feet on the desk, a participant in some bull session. In the 
spring, Johnny finds time to pull an oar with the lightweights 
and play a fast tennis game. 

Manager, Basketball 4, }, 2, 1, N. 

Boat Club. 

Two Stripes. 



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WILLIAM MORGAN PORTER 

Shelbyville, Tennessee 

"Bill" 

WHEN a southern gentleman invades the North he 
doesn't usually forget those desirable little things that 
have long been characteristic of Dixie, but sometimes those 
desirable little things forget the gentleman. It must not be 
thought, however, that this redheaded southerner has lost 
his "don't give up the ship" spirit, for few are the hops that 
he misses, and letters are still his steady diet. Though the sub 
squad keeps Bill off the radiator, and such things as Ordnance 
and Steam sketches keep the stars off his full dress collar, he 
will, nevertheless, go places in the Navy. 




DONALD EUGENE HUEY 

Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania 

"Hooey" "Don" 

PUNXSUTAWNEY lost a great guy, and the girls from 
those parts lost several hearts when Don decided to spend 
his life on the briny deep, but the Navy stock jumped several 
points when he entered. Altho' he professes to be a Red Mike, 
he is seen dragging to every entertainment but the hops — he 
hates 'em. He is a charter member of the sub squad, but doesn't 
allow this unpleasant activity to spoil his sunny disposition. 
He prefers to take his exercise in non-aquatic forms, but will 
ditch same for a good game of bridge, a skag, and a radio. 

Two Stripes. 



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WARREN COLLAMORE HALL, JR. 

Newark, New Jersey 
"W. C." "Bud" 

BUD came to the Service by way of the Naval Reserve. In 
his short time on this earth, he has met and conquered 
enough of life's cruel set-backs to floor anybody unsupported 
by his unbeatable determination to accomplish anything he 
thinks worth while. Here at the Academy, he has shown an 
interest in athletics well above the average, a love of small 
boats, and a genius for organization and acquisition of genuine 
friends. To the ladies, he's ideal company, but watch him, he 
might go out of circulation quite suddenly. To Bud's future 
messmates, he's the goods. 

Soccer 4, }, 2, 1, aNf. Lacrosse 4, 3. Log 5, 2, 1. 

Commodore , Boat Club 1. Chairman, Christmas Card Committee. 

Three Stripes. 



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THE love of the sea was born in Frank. His earlier years 
were spent in various ports in the States and in the Virgin 
Islands. One who does things in a big way, he knows where 
he is going and how to get there. Whether or not academics 
come easily to him — they come, and he masters them. Many 
are the nights that he willingly unravels subjects to pull a 
classmate sat. Believing that "He rides fastest who rides 
alone," Frank is off to a fine start. He will continue to make 
his naval career a success. 



Basketball 4, _j, 2, 7, N. Soccer 4, }, 2. 
Boat Club 2, 1. . Star 2. 
Three Stripes. 



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DWIGHT LYMAN JOHNSON 

Tulsa, Oklahoma 

"Johnny" "D. L." 

THIS concentrating fellow, who must be allowed to com- 
plete his train of thought without interruption, is self- 
assured, but not offensively so. In spite of an avowed passion 
for medicine and an admiration for hypnotism, he is a neat 
sailor. His strong likes and dislikes do not keep him from 
being a welcome hand at any bull session, which he usually 
turns into something resembling a side-show or an insane 
asylum. If you want the dope on anything from love to a half- 
nelson, Dwight is a veritable mentor, even going so far as to 
throw in a practical demonstration. 





ELI ROTH 

New York, New York 

'•Eli" 

FROM the Big City came a beardless, but not mustacheless, 
youth filled with optimism. The Navy soon stripped him 
of his mustache, but his optimism remains. Undismayed by 
minor reverses in Math and Steam, he gets his marks in Dago 
and Bull. A voracious reader, he devours anything printed. 
Although he is pacifistic by nature, you would never guess it 
to see him dancing around any afternoon in fearsome fighting 
pose, preparatory to a few rounds in the ring. And for four 
years he has been the kind of a roommate who would lend you 
his last stamp or make your bed for you on hop nights. 

Boxing. 
C. P. 0. 



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ALBERT OGDEN VORSE, JR. 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 
"Scoop" 

AFTER four successful years at Andover, Scoop found his 
jC\- thoughts of the Navy overcoming his love of freedom, 
and here he is, suffering under the rigors of the Executive and 
Academic Departments. However, he has never encountered 
any difficulties which he could not face with ease. His pleasing 
personality, ready wit, and enthusiasm have won him many 
valuable and lasting friendships. During the afternoons Scoop 
has occupied his time with various pursuits including football, 
track, warming the radiator, and Carvel. He is bound to have 
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FRED hails from Chicago, but except for the expression 
assumed when in a football game, he resembles in no way 
the prevalent gangster type. Perhaps the Windy City is some- 
what responsible for his great love of the always available 
bull session, wherein tales of ever increasing magnitude are 
known to arise. His ever-ready sense of humor, his great- 
hearted generosity, and his precocious sophistication all find 
expression in a personality which makes Fred every inch a 
gentleman and gives to him an individuality not easily for- 
gotten. 

Football 3, 2, i, N. 
Two Strips. 



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MAURICE WILLIAM SHEA 
Cleveland, Ohio 
"Mike" "Babe" 

MIKE liked his life in Cleveland, but didn't hesitate to 
join the Navy at the Great Lakes Training Station. He 
spent over two years studying the Navy from the crew's view- 
point, and then came to the Academy. He is one of the most 
observant men we know, for he rarely misses any details. 
Mike works hard, plays hard and never mixes the two. Short 
of stature, but really a big man, he is a strong leader. Within 
the next twenty or thirty years, Mike will be known through- 
out the Fleet as an efficient skipper who always has a happy 
ship. 

Soccer 4, 2, 1, N. 

Black N. 

Two Stripes. 





JOHN DUCKETT MILLER 

Brevard, North Carolina 

"Jack" "Due ken" 

BRED in the "Land of Waterfalls," Jack turned to the sea 
for adventure and a career. He obtained his first taste of 
salt air at Norfolk and plenty more in the following two years. 
Jack became a middy the same time his older brother became 
a kaydet, and one of his cherished ambitions is to even up 
childhood scores on the gridiron. Since, Jack has carved a path 
of success on the athletic fields and in the classroom. His jovial 
spirit keeps us very close to him, and it is an asset that will 
carry him to the top. 

Football 4, 3, 2, 1, N. Lacrosse 4, 5, 2, 1, N. 

Wrestling 4, ;. 

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RALPH KISSINGER, JR. 
Fairfield, Nebraska 

"Ralphie" "Kiss/e" 

CATCH the gleam of his happy smile, the power of his 
gifted intellect, the swing of his stocky figure, and you 
have a glimpse of the boy who climbed down from a tractor 
seat and came out of the Mid-West to us. He can crack down 
on a Juice prob like a second Edison and then look at a sunset 
with remarks as sincerely uttered as though by Stevenson 
himself; he dreams of sailing to distant lands and then sketches 
a built-up gun that will almost bark; he listens to the Saturday 
opera and then goes out on the field to sock 'em like a man 
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Boxing }, i, bNAt. Track 2, 1. 
King Dance Committee. 

Four Stripe 



N. A. C. A. Council. 
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LAWRENCE VIRGINIUS JULIHN 

Washington, D. C. 

"Larry" "Julie" 

A MAN who enjoys a quiet hour before a glowing fire in an 
. atmosphere of soft music; a man who likes to hear the 
sharp cut of a heavy axe on hard wood; a man — active, vigorous 
in work and play! In this brief interim at the Academy, Larry 
is one who has sought to keep in sight those worthwhile 
thoughts that so easily fade to the background in a routine 
life. The most important word to a young man is "tomorrow;" 
the tomorrow will well become acquainted with his indomit- 
able spirit that lives in the present, yet strives to the future. 



Wrestling }, 2, 1. Lightweight Crew }, 2, 1. 
Class President }, 2, 1. Trident Staff. 
Star 2. Four Stripes. 



President, N. A. C. A. 
Ring Committee. 




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PETER GABRIEL MOLTENI, JR. 

Johnson City, Tennessee 

"Pete" "P. G." 

AS soon as he wandered out of the range of his "pappy's 
_l\. shootin' airn," Pete's thoughts turned from the "mount- 
ings" to the sea. His wanderings took him from coast to coast 
and made him more all-Navy than ever. Pete has taken all the 
academics with a grain of salt, but when anyone gets in trouble 
with a prob, he willingly rescues his slipping classmate. But 
all the help we can give him won't save him from the gals. 
Each leave it is a different one, not bad either. Good luck, and 
stay with 'em, kid. We'll be betting on you. 

Baseball 4. Rifle 3, 2, 1. 
Two Stripes. 





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HARRY CURTIS TRANSUE 

Richmond, California 

"Hank" 



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FROM out where California meets the Pacific'comes this ' mm \T 
happy-go-lucky son of the sea. His beaming smile and 
carefree manner soon won for him a countless host of friends. 
Worried? No one has ever seen Hank worried; his axiom is 
that his smile will cure any evil that the Executive or Academ- 
ic Departments can bring upon him. True, his smiling philoso- 
phy has met some hard tests, but Hank has bested all of them. 
He has learned that all of the way is not easy sailing, but he 
knows how to take the rough with the calm, and for that 
reason, we know that he will reach the top. 

Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Reception Committee. 

Two Stripes. 



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THOMAS LLOYD MILLER 

Wilmington, Delaware 

"Torn' "T. L." 

TOM entered the Academy with a worldliness gained at 
schools abroad and with the indefinable marks of a gentle- 
man which four midshipman years have somehow failed to 
erase. Behind his somewhat serious exterior lurks a fun-loving 
nature, and his tales of the cruise have become legendary. 
Crew, class football, and squash have variously claimed his 
attention, but never to the extent of precluding his being seen 
at the week's end with the lucky girl-of-the-month upon his 
arm. His four years with the Regiment have been the precursor 
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HENRY MILLER STEEL SWIFT 

Milton, Massachusetts 

"Steel" "H. M. S." 

WITH the salty initials of H. M. S. and hailing from the 
sea-going Buzzard's Bay region of Massachusetts, Steel 
was quite a seafaring man even before he was initiated into 
the Service through the Naval Reserve. And here on the 
Severn, he takes to the water even in his off hours; he's well 
known for his oarsmanship from College Creek to Poughkeep- 
sie. With a highly inventive mind, as viewed from an engineer- 
ing view point, coupled with a broad and thorough knowledge 
of world affairs, Steel is a gentleman who is certain to go far 
in his career as a naval officer. 

Crew 4, 3, 2, i, N. 
Radio Club. 
Two Stripes. 



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ROBERT TRUMAN VANCE 

Spokane, Washington 

"Bob" "Philo" "Red" 

FRIENDSHIP with Philo wears well, since he makes friends 
on a basis of sincerity. He measures himself to his own 
code and, consequently, rings true. Favorite pastime: yearning 
from the "penthouse" window for things unknown, while 
manfully browbeating his pipe into submission. Wide reading 
in military history has left him with a fund of stirring tales 
which while away an evening's study hour to perfection. He 
wears his stars gracefully because they are natural. This is one 
marine to whom even the Navy will "point with pride." 




HOWARD WALTHAM NESTER, JR. 
Worcester, Massachusetts 

"Howie" "Slugfest" V s " / I 

FROM behind a smoke screen laid down by one of his own lm ~\l m 
pet briars, this quiet lad emerged into this land of milk 
and honey. A dour clansman, more familiar with the crags of 
Sheldrake than the rolling waves, he took to the sea like a 
stormy petrel the first time he felt salt spray on his face. He 
has followed it with enthusiasm, fighting out the frigate ac- 
tions of youngster Bull during those Saturday morning sailing 
drills, battling the turbines, the elusive star sights, Juice P- 
works, the fit or rather the misfit of the white works, the 
cruises and the Woozes, like the rest of us. 

Soccer 4, ). Stage Gang 4, ), 2. President, Masqueraders 1. 

Youngster Hop and Ring Dance Committees. Radio Club. 

Two Stripes. 



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RAYMOND AUSTIN MOORE 

Weldon, North Carolina 

"Ray" "Moose" "Muscles" 

FORMATION for the first infantry drill caught Moose with 
eight leggins all for the same leg. A valet might partially 
solve R. Austin's endless problem of "where is it now?" 
Distinguished for humorous satire and jovial banter, he aspires 
to oration. With garrulous pride, he volunteers enlightenment 
concerning his pompous ability and mythical accomplish- 
ments. Academics worry Ray only momentarily. Unaware of 
your presence, he is buried in anything from classical philoso- 
phy to radical radio speeches. Numerous friends prove Ray's 
informal temperament. 

Boxing 4. 
One Strife. 




IF you know Bob, he has already told you what a good man 
he is; if you don't, you have his sympathy for what you've 
missed. Bones is a ready plunger, but is an accomplished 
manipulator and fumbler when the check comes in. With 
seven lira and a pack of cigarettes, he took a four-day tour of 
Rome. Young Savage will abandon studies any time to engage 
in the telling of "stories." He has a million of them, and he 
never tells them the same way twice. He has at his command 
a lengthy discourse and explanation, no matter what the 
subject. 

Boat Club 2, 1. 
Two Stripes. 



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THEODORE MELVIN PETERSON 

Springfield, Massachusetts 

"Ted" "Pete" 

NO, Pete hasn't the mumps, nor is he part of the "Big 
Navy" program; he is just naturally husky, a walking 
advertisement for Navy chow. Plenty of good football material 
there, and he saw service with the "B" squad. Favorite ex- 
pression, "What, no chow?" Favorite (?) sport, climbing the 
rope. "Pete, will you lend me — will you drag blind for me — 
will you stand my watch for me?" It isn't just a classmate, but 
a real pal that will do all these. Ted always knows what is 
going on, and above all and through all, he is good-natured 
and agreeable. 

Football 4, ■;. 
Two Stripes. 




HIRAM WALLINGFORD WARDER 
Jeffersonville, Indiana 

Woo fie " " Senator ' ' ' Hiram 

WHO will ever forget the Senator's first sally into Smoke 
Park during plebe summer. With utmost consternation, 
we watched him make a characteristic politician's approach 
to the then untouchable second class, with a sincere and well 
meant extended hand, and "My name's Warder; what's yours?" 
Even better, ask him how he really acquired that trick knee; 
ten to one he'll tell you he received it engaging in athletics. 
Though our Hiram is a combination of politician and Ohio 
River pilot, we still think he'll go a long way in the Service. 

Football 4, }, 2. Boat Club. 

Reception Committee. 

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GEORGE LEVICK STREET, 3RD 

Richmond, Virginia 

Levick " " Streety 

IT is said that all midshipmen are gripers, and Streety is the 
exception to prove the rule. His philosophy, ' 'Life is great, ' ' 
pervades the atmosphere about him. He has the respect and 
admiration of all for his clean-cut mode of living, as well as 
for his ability to be a "regular guy." Soccer, swimming, and 
tennis form his athletic diversions, but, like a true sailor, a 
star boat is his passion. Levick is never lacking in mixing 
with the fair sex. Sincerity, thoughtfulness, friendliness, and 
constancy are virtues which will guide him to a successful 
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IF you ever feel in the mood for a good argument on any 
subject, tackle Bob. The happy combination of brains, 
generosity, and frankness has made Bob a great wife. Sunday 
afternoons he is "not in" to all but one. He still has the ideals 
he cherished when a kid around the steel mills. He's a thrifty 
soul, except when in Europe. The radiator was too hot, so 
Bob early began hitting the trail for Worden Field. His chief 
delight, tenderloin; his chief headache, reveille. He dances like 
a master, and his infectious smile is a great gloom chaser. 

Soccer 4, 3, 2, i. Basketball 4, }, 2, 1. Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1. 

Choir 4, 3, 2. Hop Committee 1. 

Three Stripes. 

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WILLIAM REYNOLDS SMITH, JR. 
Battle Creek, Michigan 
Smitty " " Plunger ' 

EARLY years on the West Coast left in Smitty a smoulder- 
ing fire, warm enough to thaw out the snows of Michigan 
and make him select a naval career. He could not have chosen 
a career which suited him more. Smitty possesses those qual- 
ities which will make him an outstanding officer; conscientious 
and efficient, he can be depended upon to do the job well. He 
has formed many friendships with both his superiors and jun- 
iors, but those who cross him will find that he is quick on the 
draw and a bit tempestuous. A good start is half the battle — 
carry on, Smitty! 

Swimming 4, }, 2, 1. 

Reception Committee. 

Three Stripes. 



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At Large 

"Ibby" "Slim" "Rix" 

THIS cavalier lays claim to birth in Nicaragua, boyhood 
in Santo Domingo and Haiti, and prep school days in 
Washington. Four years at the Academy have left him with 
the stern attributes of the Service. Together with his affable 
nature and staunchness, these attributes have won him a host 
of friends. Rix is not a savoir, preferring to rest on his oars 
until urged. He is not outstanding in sports, but participates 
in many. We are glad that Rix has chosen the Navy, for we 
thought him lost to the Marine Corps. 

Reception Committee. 
Two Stripes. 



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JOSEPH CARL RENGEL 

Piqua, Ohio 

"Joe" 

WHEN Joe decided to become a seafaring man, he left 
behind him many friends, and from the looks of his 
fan mail, many a feminine admirer. Inclined to lie around 
rather than indulge in any violent exercise, he is never too 
tired to break away from his Cosmo for a game of bridge or 
monopoly. Being a savoir is his long suit, but no one has 
ever seen him boning. Not inclined to drag often, he is plenty 
smooth when he does. Joe has that unbeatable combination 
of brains, personality, and winning smile which is bound to 
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JAMES ARTHUR PRIDMORE 

Gaffney, South Carolina 
"Jim" "Squire" " Prid 

SOUTH Carolina did right by our Naval Academy when it 
bade young James Arthur don the blue and gold, and, 
between visits to Carvel, find out why and how the naval 
propellers went around. With a smile as sunny as the South, 
and an amiable disposition, Squire found plebe year as the 
movies like to show it. After participating in football, wrest- 
ling, and crew, he thought it too much to star in academics, 
and so stayed out of the cut-throat class. That threw down the 
last bar that might have kept him from being friends with 
everyone. 

Football 4, }, 2, i. Crew 4, ), 2, 1. 

Wrestling 4, 3., 2, 1. 

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HAROLD LINCOLN USHER, JR. 

Upper Montclair, New Jersey 
"Hal" "Woo%e" "House" "Ush" 

A HIGH school prof told Hal that he was too dumb to get 
_ in here, so Hal called his bluff and got in. Though he 
never finds time to study, when marks come up, he's never far 
behind the best. Many is the study hour that we've seen him 
reading a novel or working on his beloved airplane notebook. 
If anybody wants to know anything about planes, he just asks 
Hal, who quotes the dope by the yard, and it's all straight. 
Here's wishing the best of luck and success to a good wife and 




SIME came to us from the wilds of South Carolina via the 
Marines, but don't hold that against him. Like all true 
southern gentlemen, he is partial to the fair sex, especially 
certain southern girls. Academically speaking, Sime is right 
there with the best. Verily the pen is mightier than the sword; 
the profs don't have a chance. Being our crack horseman on 
the gym team has kept him too busy for other things, except 
his inevitable bridge game. Making friends wherever he goes, 
always lending a helping hand, a better roommate cannot be 
found. 

Gym 4, }, 2, i, gNt. 

Reception Committee. Star. 

Two Stripes. 






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JAMES ROPER SCALES 

Greenville, South Carolina 

"Jim" "Jimmy" "Jeems" "Fish" 

OUR hero arrived from the South fully equipped with an 
accent, an armload of assorted photographs, and a hand- 
somely framed degree from a university. He is useful around 
the house, being tall enough to dust the high places and to 
get things off the top shelves. However, he doesn't miss an 
opportunity for sleeping. He is equally willing to lend his 
money or his girls, and by being larger than most, he usually 
gets both back. Jim is unable to give any reason as to why he 
decided on a naval career, but having decided, his uniforms 
turn green with the salt. 



Crew 4, }, 2, i. Football 4, 
Reception Committee. 
Two Stripes. 



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REXFORD VINAL WHEELER, JR. 

Marion, Arkansas 

"Rex" 

A TRUE southern gentleman, yes, suh ! Tops in everything 
. that makes a southerner such pleasant company, Rex is 
clever at repartee and full of enthusiasm and energy. He dis- 
claims any smoothie attributes, but his actions belie his words. 
Rex started his social life at four bells and a jingle, doing more 
dragging plebe year than any youngster in the Regiment. 
Reading is his pastime, coxing the lightweight crew his sport 
(after his sub squad struggles). He may not be as. large as some 
of us, but he has made himself heard, felt, and appreciated. 

Crew 4, }, 2, 1 , N. President, Movie Gang. 

Reception Committee. 

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JOHN LAWRENCE KELLEY, JR. 

Springfield, Massachusetts 

Stranger " " Stretch 

WHO is it that stands head and shoulders above us as 
we march to class? Why, it's none other than Stretch, 
that laughing oracle of wisdom. Here is the epitome of savvi- 
ness, the friend of all of us wooden ones who just can't seem 
to grasp that Thermo or Nav without his guiding influence. 
From first impressions, Jack may seem to be just another de- 
light of every after supper bull session, but there is another 
far deeper side not quite so obvious. This, combined with the 
Navy sense of humor and that mighty brain, can spell but one 
word, "success." 

Basketball 4. Star 2. 

Reception Committee. 

Two Strifes. 




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ROBERT HAYES WESCOTT, JR. 

Burlington, Vermont 
"Boh" 

BOB is a living example of an old time New Englander. 
He is quiet, unassuming, friendly, and the one to whom 
everyone comes to get anything from an aspirin to a radio 
part. His files and stacks have been the curse of many an in- 
specting officer. Lest one receive the impression that Bob is a 
recluse, let us add that he may always be found wherever there 
is a group, be it a hop, technical discussion, or bullfest. At 
the beginning of plebe year, he had several goals ahead, and 
with characteristic diligence, he has reached them all. 

Radio Club 4, 3, 2, 1, President 1. 
Gang 4, 3, 2, 1. 
Two Stripes. 






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JOHN CURTIS KELLY 

Brooklyn, New York 
"Curt" 

IT is a difficult matter to write a biography of a fellow like 
Curt in the few words allotted. If we were as widely read 
as he, no doubt we could. Books are not Curt's only activities; 
in athletics, he stands with the best of them. We all know 
that the prime requisite of any man is to be a gentleman. Curt 
possesses this requirement in its entirety. Varied as the opin- 
ions are concerning the make-up of a gentleman, Curt will 
satisfy the most critical. With this combination of princely 
qualities, his sound success can be well estimated. 

Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1, N. 
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JOSEPH THOMAS YAVORSKY 

Youngstown, Ohio 

"Joe" "Sky" 

JOE'S versatility was being uselessly expended in the bleak 
outside. Now that he is occupied, sleep, that gorgeous 
angel, robs him of much of his abundant incentive. Between 
the forty or fifty winks he often indulges in, he manages to 
perform an irreplaceable service, the renovation of radios. His 
perseverance towards many of the wrecks that are brought to 
him is a tribute to a Spartan constitution and shows a genuine 
interest. His prowess on the football field is recognized far and 
wide by the fairer sex, but as his thoughts are elsewhere, he 
continues to be a Red Mike. 

One Stripe. 




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WILLIAM LOUIS FEY, JR. 

Petersburg, Virginia 

"Bill" "Looey" 

YEARS ago, Bill decided on a naval career, 
and the summer of 1933 found him bidding 
au revoir to the sunny clime of old Virginia. 
Since that time, he has withstood the assaults 
of the academic departments with admirable 
fortitude, and has seen the shattering of his most 
cherished illusions without turning a hair. Any 
hop night finds him deeply entrenched in a 
Cosmo or Esquire. His greatest dislikes are radio 
stooges and Maryland weather, but he can de- 
rive immeasurable solace from his pipe or a Tom 
Collins. 

One Stripe. 



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AUGUSTUS WARREN AYLESWORTH 

Toledo, Ohio 

"Beers" "Gus" "Amos" 

IT was undoubtedly New Orleans that imparted to Warren 
the smooth gloss of sophistication that is one of his major 
attributes — that gloss which has spelled disaster to the peace 
of mind of many a fair maid. However, beneath this sophisti- 
cation there is a certain amount of naivete which Warren hides 
with all his might from the gentle sex. Academically, Warren's 
record is impeccable, and anyone doubting his savviness is 
hereby referred to the host of classmates who have benefitted 
by his uncanny perception of steam probs. 

Lucky Bag Staff. 
One Stripe. 



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JOHN ROBERT MADISON 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

"Bob" 

BEING around Bob gives a picture of him that only an artist 
could truly reproduce. A world of high spirits balanced by 
a serious side of amazing depth in a practical philosopher; that 
is an incomplete picture of Bob. He has so many sides to his 
character that the 'whole is sometimes a surprise. Bob has a 
talent for the social graces, the instincts of the old southern 
gentleman combined with the mechanics of Emily Post. The 
greatest compliment we can pay him is that we can conceive no 
situation to which he could not instantly and gracefully adapt 
himself. 



Water Polo. Log. Art Editor, Trident. Art Club. 
Class Crest and King Dance Committees. 
Two Stripes. 



Masqueraders. 



HEWITT DAYNE ADAMS 
Bisbee, Arizona 

"Gary" "Sparky" 

ARIZONA may rightfully boast of copper, 
jLA. sand, sagebrush, cactus, and Gary. Ef- 
ficient, trustful, considerate, sincere, and a genius 
at keeping peace, he has been an ideal wife. 
Thorough in everything he undertakes, he has 
succeeded in becoming an officer and a gentleman 
without the usual graces. He has given to those 
about him more than their share of that which 
belongs to him alone. Between wrestling, attend- 
ing hops, and pulling the unsats sat, he has not 
had much time for other things, but we will 
always remember him for what he has done. 

Football 4, }, 2, 1. Wrestling 4, ), 2, 1. 

Track 4, 3, 2, 1. Reception Committee 2. 

Three Stripes. 



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EUGENE PARCHMAN RANKIN 

Sapulpa, Oklahoma 

"E. P." "Gene" "Cycle" 

NEAT and business like, Gene does every- 
thing with order and precision, and he 
accomplishes them with a minimum of effort. 
He seems to have a solution for every problem, be 
it a broken radio or just a couple of extra drags 
for the same hop. His abundant energy and busi- 
ness ability have found outlets in extra curricular 
activities, his mechanical dexterity in several of 
the more formidable academic departments, and 
his athletic prowess in football and golf. Gene 
has a wealth of quiet confidence, which, with 
his ambition, general ability, and easy manner, 
will carry him a long way. 

Football }, 2. Manager, Golf, gNf. 

Business Manager, Reef Points 2. 

Two Stripes. 

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PAUL JAMES RILEY 
Hot Springs, Arkansas 
Commodore " "Alice" 



'Pablo' 



WHEN Pablo decided with characteristic deliberation to 
leave the Ozarks for the land of big guns and red-tape, 
he was as good as here. He has the foresight and determination 
to carry out any plans he makes. Rarely ruffled, he is enough 
of a stoic to take the grind without kicking, enough of an 
idealist to say, "It won't be like this a year from now." His 
companionship, like the proverbial wine, grows better with 
age. It is of lasting value because it is tempered with a suffi- 
ciently serious mind and spiced with a genuine Irish humor. 

Water Polo ;. 
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THOMAS JONES NIXON, III 

Hertford, North Carolina 
Tom " " Nixondolf ' 

TOM Nixondolf, the pleasant and easy going nonconform- 
ist. His championship of the doctrine of laissez-faire has 
been the source of several disagreements with the academic de- 
partments. But Tommy loves a battle, if he can fight like a 
gentleman. According to his philosophy, gentlemanliness is 
next to godliness. His liking to do things for other people has 
made him an admirable roommate and one of the best liked 
men in his class. We can picture Tom with a good book and 
easy chair, at a party, or going off the high board into the pool . 

Log Board 2, 1. 

Qua ter deck Society 2, 1. 

C. P. 0. 



MERRITT ADELMAN 

Chicago, Illinois 

"Butch" "Ady" 

CHANCES are that on visiting Ady's room 
during study hour, you'll find him either 
flat on his back "just restin'," or lost in some re- 
cently published book. That he is a lover of 
good books is shown by his continually increas- 
ing collection. But this horizontal resting is al- 
ways confined to study hours; his afternoons are 
spent in perfecting himself in the art of self- 
defense — he is a member of the varsity boxing 
and wrestling squads. His ability to be cheerful 
even during that post-reveille period of gloom 
reveals his optimistic nature. 

Wrestling 3,1. Boxing 2. 

Boat Club 2, 1. 

Two Strifes. 



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JOHN CHARLES DYSON 

Alexandria, Louisiana 
"Daisy" "Wimpy" "Alex" 

QUIET and reserved, but strong in his con- 
victions, Daisy has made an ideal room- 
mate. With the exception of the sub-squad, 
his life here has been a breeze, for he has been 
able to do well in academics with a surpris- 
ingly small amount of effort. During recreation 
(when the urge is strong enough to overcome his 
lazy nature), he will go over to wrestling loft, 
shoot a game of pool, or play a set of tennis. 
Seemingly irresponsible, John can, when neces- 
sary, perform his work in the efficient and 
capable manner required of a naval officer. 

Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1. 
Two Stripes. 



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ROBERT FRANKLIN RUGE 

Valparaiso, Indiana 

"Hector" "Bob" "Spuds" "Cosmo" 

BOB is a man with the self-confidence that it takes to win. 
At the beginning of the season, he can tell you with just 
assurance that he will be on the first string in basketball and 
baseball. He never has to worry about academics, although he 
often invents machines which run, much to the consternation 
of the Steam Department. Of course he has faults — who hasn't? 
The main one is his peaches and cream complexion and beam- 
ing smile which break so many feminine hearts. No matter 
how far you search, you will never find a friend more versatile, 
tactful, and sympathetic. 

Basketball 4, }, 1, N, Captain 1. Baseball 4, }, 1, N. 

Company Representative 3, 

Two Stripes. 



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WAYNE McGOWIN BROWN 
Andalusia, Alabama 

"Brownie" "Moreno" 

IF you wish to meet a true Southern gentleman of fine and 
deep character, with a streak of kindness and sympathy in 
his make-up, a man capable of doing a difficult task with the 
same ease with which he does an easy one, a fellow who plays 
hard and works harder, smiles as he wins and laughs as he 
loses, is congenial with and charming to all types of people, an 
astute conversationalist and sound thinker who is not prone to 
give his opinion unless he can substantiate it, then let me pre- 
sent to you Wayne Brown — a perfect roommate and a staunch 
friend. 

Log 4, 3, 2, i, Business Manager i. 
Stars 4, }, 2. 
Two Stripes. 



CLARENCE ANDREW BARNINGER, JR. 

Cassopolis, Michigan 

"Barney" "The Fox" "Casanova" 

JUST call him Barney. He's a Michigan man 
whose abilities range all the way from croon- 
ing to calculus, and whose only fault is his in- 
ability to spell. He is cool and direct, and in- 
clined toward seeing what is good and over- 
looking what is bad. Normal in just the right 
way, Barney lays claim to no manner of genius, 
and yet maintains a fine dignity that we all have 
to envy. To us he is more than just a roommate, 
for before Barney we lay all our woes and get 
sympathy in just the right form — advice, com- 
fort, money, or whatnot. 

Hop Committee i. 

Baseball 4. 

Three Stripes, 



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HAROLD DELMAR SHRIDER 

Freemont, Nebraska 
"Slick" "Cap'n Bligh" "Caesar" 

I EARNING to be a maker of naval traditions 
.j has furrowed the brow of the lad who, in 
the summer of '33, strode in No. 3 Gate to enter 
the Naval School. He is still striding, but now 
it is over hurdles and around that 440, not to 
mention the Flying Squadron route to be the 
first Youngster in over a decade to ring that 
Japanese Bell. But he does other things, too: 
between Quarter Decking, personifying Cap'n 
Bligh, managing publicity, and frequenting 
Carvel, he "gets around." He has been a good 
friend and roommate for four years — that's say- 
ing plenty. 

Track 4, }, 2, 1, N. Trident Society 4. 

Ring Dance Committee. Quarterdeck Society 4, }. 

Two Stripes. 



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JOSEPH LANGHORNE WALKER 

Henderson, Texas 

' 'Joe " " Smokey Joe" 

JOE makes a dandy wife. His have been willing hands for 
thankless tasks — always a cheery smile with a deep sincerity 
behind it. We could all do with a little of his philosophy. 
Quiet and steady as he is, Joe is likeable and loves to enjoy 
life. Despite the fact that he hails from "below the line," and 
is quite proud of it, he has lived with three Yankees in com- 
parative harmony. An all around good fellow, whose company 
is enjoyed by the ladies as well as by his numerous friends in 
the Regiment, Joe makes a real shipmate. 

Crew 4. Company Representative 5, 2. Log }, 2, 1. 

Youngster Hop and Ring Dance Committees. Black N. 

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RICHARD GEARY COLBERT 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

"Dick" 

BECAUSE of his ability to get things done and make the 
best out of the least, Dick is the man we have to thank for 
a grand Ring Dance and the never-to-be-forgotten Youngster 
Hop. Frank and good-natured, he possesses a disposition which 
might well be envied. He surprised us all when he proved to be 
an excellent public speaker, for he is really rather shy and un- 
assuming. Generous in everything and modest withal, Dick 
has been a willing worker and a good friend on our cruises and 
all through our Academy life. 

Quarterdeck Society }, 2, 1. Trident Staff. 

Hop Committee }, 2, 1. Christmas Card Committee 2, 1. 

Chairman King Dance. Co-Director. Musical Clubs Show 1. Four Strifes. 



GUY ANDERSON, JR. 

Altoona, Pennsylvania 

"Andy" "Hunk" 

SMACK that old ball, Andy!" The foregoing 
is usually heard on the ball diamond, but 
we mean it for years to come just as much as we 
ever did out there. When Andy likes something, 
he gives it his heart and soul, and we all can't 
help but like him for characteristics like this. A 
hustler both on and off the baseball field, Andy 
has come to be well liked by all of us in these 
four years. Sincere and ambitious, bound to get 
on, he is assured of success. Here's wishing you 
the best of everything, old man — may we be 
shipmates soon! 

Baseball 4, }, 2, 1, N. 
Two Stripes. 



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THOMAS DANIEL DA VIES 

Cleveland, Ohio 

"Dave' "Tom' "Teedy" 

WHERE ' S Tom — asleep ? No t boning ? Well , 
he doesn't have to." Such are the com- 
ments of T. D.'s many visitors. Tom's ability as 
an artist, designer, explainer, and , savoir has 
been the attraction for all those with matters to 
be cared for. Unsats have found needed coaching, 
harried art editors have found surcease from 
their worries, and busy Executive Department 
officers have received welcome suggestions. 
T. D.'s disposition is one that allows him to 
obtain the most out of life, for little upsets and 
inconveniences never worry him. 

Art Club. Hop Committee. Chairman, King Committee. 

King Dance Committee. Christmas Card Committee. Log Staff. 

Trident Staff. Masqueraders. Two Strifes. 



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RALPH HAMILTON BENSON, JR. 

New Britain, Connecticut 
"Slug" "Benny" 

INTO a room a bit too capricious, Slug fortunately lent an 
air of the staidness of old New England. Although at times 
flippantly kidding him for his never failing comprehension as to 
where and to what we should rush at the next stroke of the 
gong, underneath we appreciated no little and even envied his 
ability for having "gotten the dope." However, please don't 
get the impression of sobriety. He possesses that enviable cheer- 
fulness which adapts itself to the lighter side of every situation, 
a quality which he imparts to those around him. 

Soccer 4, ). Indoor Rifle 4, }, Manager 2, 1. 

Outdoor Rifle 4, Manager }, 2, 1. 

Two Stripes. 



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WILLIAM BAIRD HARMUTH 

Glendale, California 

"Bill" "Dutch" 

DUTCH cane to us from the sunny shores of far off Cali- 
fornia, perhaps in a somewhat round about way, but he 
worked hard enough to beat Old Man Time. Nor was anyone 
disappointed with him after he did come. Bill has been a 
pleasant roommate during these four long years that we have 
spent with him. He is always willing to do his part and do it 
well, or to share anything he has with a friend. However, he 
has a few weaknesses that should be mentioned here, such as 
crew, sub-squads, and a desire to tell everyone about California. 

Black N. 
One Stripe. 



RICHARD BEVERLY HUGHES 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 
Dick " " Sandy " " Hughesenhauser ' 

ARMED with sandy hair and a fun-loving 
jl\_ nature, Dick came prepared to take charge 
of Uncle Sam's Naval School. Plebe year sadly 
proved the untruth of the well-known term, 
"pampered pets." After the pressure of plebe 
year was lifted, Sandy turned a natural bent for 
music into good stead and blossomed out as a 
member of the choir. Gifted with an excellent 
sense of rhythm, he soon convinced the class 
that he would make a cheerleader. A mind with 
more than ordinary grasp of academics, yet with- 
out too serious a strain, has made him an ideal 
roommate. 

Track 4. Boxing 4. Glee Club 4, $. Choir 4, }, z, 1. 

Head Cheerleader 1. Black N. 

Two Stripes. 





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WIDMER CASE HANSEN 

Casper, Wyoming 
"Swede" "Erik" "Clark" 

SWEDE entered here the difficult way, from 
the Fleet, having been interested in aviation 
aboard the Saratoga. Erik should have been a 
draftsman; he can look at a blue-print or sketch 
and tell how it works, whether it be in Ordnance 
or Steam. Not in the savoir class, the only 
trouble that Swede had with Akademiks was 
that they interfered with his liberty. A confirmed 
snake, Swede weakened second class year, and 
from then on he wended his way towards Han- 
over Street on liberty days. Clark's one im- 
mediate desire is the repeal of that two year 
marriage clause. 

Track 4. 

Lucky Bag Staff. 

Two Stripes. 



WILLIAM LAWRENCE BRANTLEY 

Ashland, Oregon 

Larry " " Willie " " Sarge 

A FTER a couple of years aboard the Langley as an aviation 
xA_ grease-ball, Larry parked his sea-bag and hammock in 
the express office and joined us. Larry's drags have been many, 
but a Parisian has had a decided edge for the past two years. 
During his leisure moments, Larry can usually be found in the 
gym getting his exercise, or in his room pondering over the 
financial section of the New York Times, or trying to decide 
whether he wants to stay in the Navy. Sarge had a close call 
the first term of plebe year, but since then has had no trouble 
and is a charter member of the five per cent. 

Boxing 2. Lucky Bag Staff. Press Detail. 

Company Representative 1. 

Two Stripes. 



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DONALD VICTOR WENGROVIUS 

Binghamton, New York 
"Wen" "Don" 

I'M ready," says Wen, and he usually is, whether the busi- 
ness at hand be a bridge game or a bit of hell raising. This 
old salt spent three years in the Fleet, and he makes many an 
otherwise dull hour enjoyable with stories that begin, "When 
I was on the Ellis." The most striking things about Wen are 
his size, or rather lack of it, and his curly hair. His favorite 
sports are tennis and basketball, although we strongly suspect 
that he prefers the parlor to the gymnasium. With his cheery 
smile and his willingness to work, he'll "get along." 

Trident Society 4, }. Glee Club 4, ). 

Lucky Bag Business Staff. 

Two Stripes. 



STEWART SHICK, JR. 

Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania 

"Stew" "Iggy" 

WHAT, only three turbine sketches and 
four torpedo sketches? Sheer fruit." A 
natural savoir, grade "A," Stew stands near the 
top of the class. Iggy came here from the winter 
and summer playground of America, and before 
a week had passed, he had walked seven hours 
of extra duty. He is an excellent bridge player 
and an adept athlete, having won his red "N" 
in that sport known as parlor calisthenics. Stew 
is a keen student of politics, as attested by the 
Government Department, but he disclaims any 
relationship to the great "Hooey." "My 
friend 

Circulation Manager, Lucky Bag 
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CHARLES LOUIS BROWNING 

Hopkinsville, Kentucky 
"Peaches" " Sourpuss" "Chink" 

CHUCK'S contagious cheerfulness keeps 
everyone around him in the best of humor. 
He also possesses an enviable ability for spinning 
yarns, and this trait usually makes him the center 
of an admiring crowd. Though not essentially a 
lady's-man, our Kentucky Colonel receives more 
than his share of letters in a feminine hand. True 
to the Navy, he likes the sea and enjoys travel- 
ing to foreign ports. As he is always ready either 
to join in a frolic or lend a hand when going is 
rough, Charlie has the requisites of a true friend 
and worthy shipmate. 

Pep Committee i. 
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DAVID CARLETON CROWELL 

Portsmouth, Virginia 
"Crockett" " Small Fry" "Dave" 

OUR first glimpses of Dave came plebe year when he was 
the bearer of the coveted insignia, that large gold stripe. 
The loss of '36, however, was a recognized gain for '37, and 
we have been happy to have him. His constant supply of humor 
has enlivened many of the more dreary hours. Most any hop 
night he could be seen dancing around the Armory, his per- 
sonality spreading charm and good cheer, and practically every 
afternoon found him at the gym, shinnying up the rope to 
unexplored heights. A steady friend and a pleasant companion, 
we wish him the best of luck and success. 

Radio Club }, 2, 1. 

Boat Club 2, 1. 
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FRANK MERRILL EDDY 

Goldendale, Washington 
"Ed" " ' Eadie" 

SINCE he has been here, Ed has never ceased talking about 
the land of natural beauty and beautiful women (one in 
particular) from which he hails. He has a modest, easy-going 
disposition with a philosophic outlook on life. Of an all- 
around athletic nature, he shows preference for football and 
track, but of late his ambitions have been for his collection of 
pipes. Characteristic pose — comfortably seated in his easy (?) 
chair, pipe in mouth, pondering as to whether he should be- 
come an admiral or return to private life on the warm golden 
shores of the Pacific. 

Track 4. 
One Strife. 



JACK CLEMENT WHISTLER 
Syracuse, New York 

"Screamer" 

SCREAMER was astonished to find he must 
study to become an officer, but delighted to 
find there were no restrictions placed upon ap- 
petites in the messhall. Enough studying was 
squeezed in between his magazine reading plebe 
year to bring on youngster year which found 
him a Red Mike. Youngster June Week rolled 
around. Right then and there, scales began to 
grow, gathered impulse during second class 
summer, and by ac year he was a full-fledged 
serpent. Screamer tapered off his last two years 
by haunting the green tables in Smoke Hall and 
just chowing. 

Soccer 4, 3, 2, 1. 
C. P. 0. 



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LATHROP BOYD- CLAPHAM, JR. 

Galveston, Texas 

"Boyd" "Ich" 

A PAIR of wings as goal and a turn for the 
. technical brought Boyd from the ranks of 
Army juniors to a naval career. He has little 
difficulty with the academics, favoring the 
sciences, and labeling all "sheer fruit." His in- 
terest in sports is eclipsed by enthusiasm for the 
range, sailing, and musical interludes on his uke. 
Snaking is a habit; other pastimes are reading 
magazines and turning bull sessions into farces. 
Temperament and abilities suited to the service 
augur well for Boyd's future, on the water or in 
the air. 



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DAYLE WILSON LYKE 

Lucas, Kansas 

"Spike" "Salty" 

HE came out of the Navy as versed in the ways of the sea 
as the oldest salt. Though not a star man, Spike stands 
in that part of the class that the best officers come from. 
Academics give him no fear, and he has the practical knowledge 
that is so necessary to a naval officer. The Juice Gang keeps him 
busy most of the year working on the shows and various odd 
jobs. Many a radio has he repaired (?) for classmates. Spike 
came to the Academy as a diamond in the rough, but four 
hard years have removed all traces of the farm. 

Juice Gang 4, ), 2, 1. Electrical Director 1. 

Youngster Hop and King Dance Committees : 

One Stripe. 



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JAMES McCABE CARNES 

Canton, Ohio 

"Jim" "Jimmy" 

IF you have ever been in the Natatorium on anv winter's 
afternoon, you have no doubt seen a diminutive figure 
pounce upon the diving board, leap high in the air, and perform 
some dive which makes you wonder how it is done, and then 
cut the water with hardly a splash — well, that was Jimmy. 
Never having been bothered by the academics, Jim has had 
plenty of time to devote to athletics. The little man is a Red 
Mike — at the Academy. Upon graduation he hopes to part 
ways with Navy and take up life in a little white house in the 
country. 

Cross Country 4, 3, 2. Track 4, jj, 1. 

Swimming 4, }, 2, 1, N, Captain 1. 
Two Stripes. 



WILLIAM RANDOLPH STEVENS 

Wahpeton, North Dakota 

"Bill" "Steve" 

STEVE came to us from the cold of the North. 
Nor storm nor blast can budge his extra cov- 
ering from the shelf until the calendar has an- 
nounced the arrival of winter. Thus, he came to 
be the best one-blanket man in the class. Six 
years of Navy life have only whetted his desire 
to continue a naval career. Work holds no 
horrors for him, and this trait has continued 
throughout his academic life. Here we find his 
energies most pleasantly directed in the pursuit 
of Bull subjects. The gym is his rendezvous after 
classes, and the wrestling mat is his closest 
friend. 

Three Stripes. 



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ALBERT SIDNEY FREEDMAN, JR. 

San Diego, California 

"Benny" "Syd" 

BENNY is one of those innumerable Navy 
juniors who claim the West Coast as their 
home, and he will always uphold the West's 
superiority (?). Since plebe summer his popu- 
larity has made him welcome at any bull session, 
where his specialty is putting out dope, not all 
bad, either. Syd has taken his four years here in 
stride, staying comfortably sat without excessive 
effort, and demonstrating his prowess on the 
class football and the suicide squads. Not ex- 
actly a snake, he is seen at most hops, and 
his locker resembles a photographer's show 
window. 

Water Polo 2, /, wNAp. 
Three Stripes. 



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FRANCIS EDWARD CLARK, II 

Rumson, New Jersey 

Horsecollar ' ' ' Effie 

THE sea with its briny twang brought this Yankee down 
from New England to become a seafaring man. A devotee 
of the extra duty and radiator squads, his spare time has been 
spent in reading of the sea and regretting the passing of the 
wind-jammer. Easy going and likeable, he has made friends 
of us all, even while he has amused us with his devotion to 
the Merchant Marine. One cannot know Effie without realizing 
the sea is his life, and that only on the deck of a ship will he 
be happy. We all hope that he will keep his ardor in the Navy. 

Glee Club 2. 
Wadio Club 4. 
Two Stripes. 



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JOHN EDWARD PACE 
Rye, New York 

"Johnny" "Ed" 

THIS quiet and unassuming gentleman accepted academics 
at the Academy as a necessary evil, and successfully pur- 
sued a policy involving a minimum of effort and study. Entering 
the Academy as a somewhat cautious amorist, Ed waited until 
second class year before each mail delivery filled him with the 
optimism of which only an O. A. O. can be the cause. A natural 
athlete, Ed did not allow his lack of weight to handicap him 
but rather made his prowess more impressive because of it. Re- 
served and unpretentious, he always played for the love of the 
game rather than for any laurels that came his way. 



Baseball 2, 1, N*. Fo 

Basketball 1,1. 
Two Strifes. 



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. RALPH WYNNE COUSINS 
Ironwood, Michigan 

"Cous" "Wyn" "Cosine" 

COUS sauntered casually into the Academy 
destined to win numerous friends. The boys 
soon gathered in his room to enjoy his subtle 
wit. Academically, he demonstrated that he 
was very susceptible to culture and also superior 
to the worst the technical departments had. If 
you've dropped around to have him translate a 
tough Dago assignment, you've had to tear him 
away from some good book. Cous enjoys a 
work-out, but fundamentally believes in "vig- 
orous physical exercise — for other people." 
He has a weakness for spooning on plebes and 
dragging choice femmes. 

King Committee. 
One Stripe. 



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WILLIAM JOHN HELD 

Davenport, Iowa 

"Bill" 

BARNACLE Bill joined the Navy to see the 
world. He didn't see enough, so he became 
a member of '37. Bill didn't shine plebe year, 
but when youngster year began, his snaking 
propensities came to the fore. He dragged 4.0's, 
but his chief comment was always, "Good 
dancer," Bill's accolade to a sophisticated lady. 
He can't be accused of excessive boning, but 
stands in the first half of the class. Usually he'll 
be trying to show you some proofs or a lens from 
his camera. As a navigator, Bill prefers the 
Marine Corps, but he spoons on Juice drills and 
photography. 

Lightweight Crew 4, 3. 

Photographer, Lucky Bag Staff. 

Two Strifes. 



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MARION LEWIS COOPER, JR. 
Los Angeles, California 

"Mel" "Coop" 

MEL came from the Fleet, and that is where he wants to 
go when he graduates. There are several sides to his 
personality, each developed to an enviable degree. He divides 
his limited time between high jumping, writing popular 
music, and hiking cross-country to Eastport. It was on one of 
these trips that he conceived his song, "There's Nothing So 
Lovely as Love." His life is a full one because he allows him- 
self no idle pastimes. He affords a good example of the happy 
medium that many strive to attain — an athlete, a gentleman, 
and a well balanced scholar. 

Resigned. 



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WILLIAM SIDNEY STEWART 
Graton, California 

"Sid" "Stew" "Bill" 

A FTER a taste of Navy life in the Battle Fleet, Stew decided 
Jl\. to learn what made the wheels go around in Uncle Sam's 
first line of defense. He usually has lots of good bad dope 
and is willing, nay, even insists, on telling same. Bill is a snake 
in every sense of the word. He is wary where the fairer sex is 
concerned, but the longer they wait, the harder they fall! Stew 
and the academics go 'round and 'round, but he always man- 
ages to stay about three jumps ahead of them, as he does of 
everything else. Such a man cannot fail. 

Lacrosse Manager 3, 2, 1, N. 

Lucky Bag Staff. 

Two Stripes. 



FREDRICK EARLE DALLY 

International Falls, Minnesota 

"Fred" "Dally" 

DALLY is a good roommate and a better 
friend. His academic abilities landed him 
anywhere from the first section in Math to 
anchor in Dago. The latter was his Nemesis and 
almost caught him plebe year. But when a thick 
wife hit a reef in any of the others, Dally was 
always willing to lend a hand and settle him on 
his course again. Although seeming to have a 
slight preference for "Crabs" when dragging, 
he has been known to drag from out of town. 
When spring rolls around, Fred can always be 
found among the ham 'n'eggers onWorden Field. 

Lacrosse 4, 5, 2, 1, N. 
Two Stripes. 



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EDWARD PETER MADLEY 

Brooklyn, New York 

"Peter" "Bump" 

FOUR short years ago, Peter was a typical 
Brooklynite with his typical Brooklynese. 
However, the Navy took hold of him quickly, 
as it does so many others, and the change is com- 
plete. The first two years were the hardest, he 
admits; at times, he was dangerously near the 
ragged edge, but through sustained effort, he 
never quite lost his balance. During second class 
year and first class year, he was riding on top 
of the wave. In fact, he almost became classified 
as a cut-throat and savoir, but luckily his better 
principles came to the rescue in time. 

One Stripe. 



WILLIAM GREGG 

Atlanta, Georgia 

"Man Mountain" "Bill" "Willie" 

BILL is remembered well for those hectic plebe days, sitting 
serenely beside his bed counting over "fresh" laundry. 
He was seldom known to come out on the short end of the 
horn, and in arguments usually saw his rivals retreating in 
sundry frames of mind. Although accused of being pessimistic, 
those who weathered his many moods found that his view on 
life was based on his belief that "there ain't no justice no- 
where." His beautiful drags made him famous, and he was 
easily recognized at a distance by the flange effect of his caps. 

Crew 4, }. 

Cut Exchange 4, ), 2, 1, Manager 1. 

One Strip. 



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DAVID CARDON CLEGG 

Salt Lake City, Utah 
"Kitty" "Dave" "Cardon" "DipstrJp" 

DAVE is one of the strong and silent from way out West 
where men are men. Another advantage he has is that he 
belongs to the tribe Mormon, which means a lot where the gals 
are concerned. But he is no snake; one at a time suits Cardon. 
His ambition is to reach as rapidly as possible a point where he 
will have no ambition at all. Famous he is, being noted among 
the land of the midshipmites for his artistry and his "word, 
not getting." But to listen to him talk is to forgive all — if 
there is really anything to forgive. 

Art Club. Lucky Bag. King Committee. 
King Dance Committee. 
C. P. 0. 



ELLSWORTH HARPER VAN PATTEN, JR. 

Norfolk, Virginia 

"Van" "Tommy" "Pat" 

OH boy, another day! Maybe we'll have 
probs." For Van P., life is just one big 
prob and the solution is eat, drink, be merry, 
and turn in when the going is tough. When 
you're blue, he's happy and when you're happy, 
study hour means just another field day for the 
Ac Department. He dotes on puzzles, golf, or 
good practical jokes. Love does not bother him; 
memories of a certain little girl in Washington 
always brought him back from leave sighing, 
but the sighing soon stopped, and the next hop 
found a fluffy bit of nothingness gurgling on his 
shoulder. 

Swimming 4. 
Golf 2, 1. 
One Stripe. 



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QUENTIN BOCKLER JONES 

Chicago, Illinois 

' 'Jonesy " "Q-Ball" 

BELIEVE it or don't, the only one of the 
famous "Jones Boys" in this last class of 
the old regime ! But that's not the only thing 
unique about this son of South Dakota and 
South Shore, Chicago. (By the way, that's as far 
as his Southern sympathies go; he still thinks 
the Yankees won the war.) A star on the plebe 
baseball team, Jonesy later turned to the varsity 
diamond. As a roommate, he hasn't been too 
much trouble, except for his argumentative ten- 
dencies; he is almost always right. A real savoir, 
he has always been willing to clear up any 
academic mysteries. 

Baseball 4, 2. 

Star 2. 
Three Stripes. 

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FRANCIS REID WILLIAMS WORTH 

Raleigh, North Carolina 

"Willy" "Snuffy" "Frank" 

THIS little man with the chain of names came from the 
sunny South with its cotton and "corn." A Rambling 
Rebel had cast his lot with King Neptune's Kindergarten on 
the Severn. Soon after his arrival, Willy began to gain by his 
close contact with solid Yankee principles. As a result, his life 
among us has been one of continual effort. Academically, Will 
mastered the art of doing just enough; socially, his rise to 
success was sensational; athletically, — well, counting to ten 
was easy after a try at boxing. Rooming with him for four 
years has brought nothing but profit. 

Boat Club 2, 1 

Company Representative 1. 

One Stripe. 



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THOMAS ANSLEM CULHANE, JR. 

Vallejo, California 

"Red" ."Tom" 

FOUR years ago, a red-topped smiling face hove into sight 
at the Administration Building. At that time, we knew 
nothing of this mental giant, but since then we have learned to 
honor his decisions and to respect his judgments. Tom is quite 
athletic, but for some reason boxing is the only sport that 
could hold him for more than a few weeks at a time. When it 
comes to dragging, we always see Tom well supplied with the 
feminine sex. Of course, it is never the same person, but it is his 
firm belief that "variety is the spice of life." 

Class Vice-President i. 
One Stripe. 



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JOHN BURKLEY GARVIN 

Wilmington, Delaware 

"Johnny" "J. B." 

WITH an intimate knowledge of boat 
building and boat handling, John came 
down from the Seawind State to swell the 
Navy's ranks. With him he brought a helpful 
nature, a willing smile, and an acute sense of 
humor. John's favorite pastime is fixing any- 
thing from water faucets to motorcycles. He de- 
lights in building model craft of all kinds and 
has in mind a future as an aeronautical engineer. 
He has a knack of cultivating and retaining the 
friendships of all whom he meets; this trait alone 
should carry him a long way in any undertaking. 

Soccer 4. 

Gym Manager, 4, 3, 2, 1, N. 

Two Strifes. 



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CHARLES STEIN, JR. 

McKeesport, Pennsylvania 

Cbucky " " Chuck 

IT didn't take long for Chucky to clear his eyes 
of the smoke and soot of the Pittsburgh coal 
district. He soon found his bearings, and ever 
since, academics have not troubled him. When 
he is not working out in the fencing loft, he 
may be found indulging in light literature. Al- 
though he can not be classed as a snake, he is 
usually present at the hops. He drags and stags, 
but still remains true to the O. A. O. at home. 
Not without faults, but with everything to 
counterbalance them, he has proved to be a real 
wife and a true friend. 

Fencing 4, 3, 2, 1, NA, Manager 1. Radio Club 2, 1. Orchestra 4, }. 

NA Ten 1. Choir 4, }, 2. Mandolin Club 2, 1, header 1. 

Boat Club 2, 1. One Stripe. 



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JOSEPH ALLEN DODSON, JR. 

Maysville, Kentucky 

' 'Joe " " The Kernal " "Slim" 

JOE'S talent lies largely in music. We've all seen him, at one 
time or another, strumming away at his "Big Fiddle'' or 
accompanying the Ten at his favorite piano. In spite of all 
these joyful hours spent in the Music Room, he has managed 
to keep right up there in the top sections with the rest of the 
savoirs. Second to his love for music comes his love for the 
female of the specie, a fact which is not very difficult to under- 
stand when one realizes that Joseph originates from a land 
long famed for its fast horses and beautiful women. 



Crew Manager 3,2, NA. 
Reception Committee. 



Log Staff 2, 1. 
Orchestra 4, }■ 
Two Stripes. 



NA Ten 4, 3, 2, 1, Leader 1. 
Musical Clubs 4, }, 2, 1. 



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MAURICE FERRARA 

New York, New York 

"Duke" "Slug" "Champ" 

DUKE has long been known as the strongest man in the 
Naval Academy. Nor have his Sampson-like abilities 
been wasted, as anyone who has watched his work on the grid- 
iron or in the boxing ring will readily testify. His sincerity is 
perhaps his most outstanding characteristic, and he who has 
once made a friend of the Duke has indeed cultivated a worth- 
while friendship. His good-naturedness has made for him 
countless friends, from lowly plebes on up to high-ranking 
officers of the Navy, and his smile is famous. 



Football 4, }, z, i, N. Boxing 2, 1, N. 

N. A. C. A. Executive Council. 

One Stripe. 



Track 4, }, 2. 
Musical Club 2, 1. 



CLIFFORD ARTHUR MESSENHEIMER 

Lawrence, Kansas 

"Cliff" "Dutch" 

WHEN Cliffy arrived at the Naval Acad- 
emy, fresh from Kansas U., he expressed 
great surprise that neither buffalo nor Indians 
ran wild here. After one day, however, he was 
just as well satisfied, for he was too tired to 
hunt them, had they lived in abundance. Despite 
his studious tendencies, Cliff has never been a 
cut-throat, thereby gaining the admiration of 
many. Quite a snake, he can always be found at 
the hops. He possesses an extraordinary amount 
of common sense, and for that reason alone 
should go far in the Navy. 

Track Manager }, 2, NA. Reception Committee 2, 1. 

Business Gang, Masqueraders 4. 

One Stripe. 



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JOHN THEOPHILUS WETTACK 

Coffeyville, Kansas 

"/. T." "Chuff-Chuff" 

JOHN, The Awfullest Wettack," is one of the 
staunchest supporters of the "back to the 
farm" movement. His ambition is to retire at 
an early age, then go west where he can starve 
'midst beautiful surroundings, close to Mother 
Nature. Athletically, John has been the mainstay 
of the Sixth Company soccer team, as well as an 
outstanding performer in class swimming (sports 
for which one needn't train, excepting an oc- 
casional shower). He's the kind of a wife who 
makes your bed on hop nights, never bothers 
you with affairs of the heart, and takes life as 
it comes. 



BURTON HERBERT SHUPPER 

Lawrence, New York 

"Bunny" "Herb" " Scup" 

YOUNGSTER year Bunny started wearing patent leathers 
and became a marked man. Relentless girls pursued and 
caught him. But Herb led a double life, for in spite of the girls, 
he put in a lot of time with the wrestling team; he played on 
the company soccer, swimming, and baseball teams. If possible, 
let's forget his singing in the shower and his brushing of teeth 
after taps. Then you have him at his best. The wife of wives, 
possessor of stamps, stationery, toothpaste, and chow, loaner 
of nickels, buyer of funny papers — Long Island's Pride and 
Our Joy ! 

Wrestling 4, }, 2, 1. Cheerleader 1. Quarterdeck Society. 

Boat Club. Black N. 

Battalion C. P. 0. 



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ROBERT MACKY WARE 

Haggerman, New Mexico 

"Bob" "Cherub" "Chuff-Chuff" 

WITHOUT bothering to finish more than three years of 
high school, Bob came to our Middy College to find no 
trouble with academics — except that of explaining them to 
others. The rare combination of common sense and book sense 
that enables him to gain maximum returns with minimum ef- 
fort explains why he spends most of his study hours boning 
Cosmo, writing letters, or just settin' and starin' and smokin'. 
His reserved, even-tempered disposition makes quarrels im- 
possible; but possessing an independent mind, he is frank and 
definite in his opinions when he does express them. 

Black N. 
One Stripe. 



THOMAS ELBERT EDWARDS, JR. 

Corpus Christi, Texas 

"Bobby" "Two-gun" "Tommy" 

CORPUS Christi lost a loyal son when 
Bobby followed the call of the sea. The 
body alone was lost however; the mind tarried 
until Demon Steam raised its ugly head and 
growled. But it growled in vain, for an aroused 
mind soon triumphed over matter. Bobby's fav- 
orite sport is football, and memories of his in- 
spired playing will alwavs remain with those 
who watched him. Girls, like all things, he 
takes seriously, but a changeable nature has pro- 
tected him from any single one. A thousand 
friends send out into the Service a man whose 
sincerity and perseverance will serve it well. 

Football 4, 2, i, N. 

Track ;. 

Two Strifes. 





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VICTOR HAROLD WILDT 
San Diego, California 

"Sock-eye" "Vic" 

SOCK-EYE Wildt, the Salmon Strangler from 
California, brought to the Naval Academy 
a disposition closely akin to his greatly ac- 
claimed home-state sunshine. These four years 
have not altered that disposition, for due to a 
ready grasp of academics, Harold has been spared 
the worries so well known to the less fortunate. 
Sock-eye has found an outlet to his occasional 
serious moods in visits to Smoke Hall to spend 
a quiet hour at the piano. In his more habitual 
mood, we find him giving excellent reproductions 
of everyone from Stepin Fetchit to Little Eva. 

Star 4. 
Two Strifes. 



GEORGE CLIFTON ELLERTON, JR. 

Norfolk, Virginia 
"George" 

GEORGE'S interests extend to the more technical phases 
of the Navy. We all regret that he did not make more 
of his natural ability in the ring, but we can hardly censure 
him for his preference for something more constructive. Second 
class year found him making a practical application of his 
technical aptitude by successfully building a power boat. 
However, George is a firm believer in the proverb, "All work 
and no play makes Jack a dull boy," and on the sound of the 
bell for study hour he is usually in favor of just one more hand 
of bridge. 

Radio Club. 
One Stripe. 



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HUBERT BAUSELL REECE 

Las Vegas, New Mexico 

"Hubie" "Mex" 

FROM out in New Mexico Hubert answered that distant 
yet distinct call of the sea. With a cheerful disposition 
and an indomitable will to win, he went through plebe year 
with flying colors. A good mixer, Hubert has entered into the 
spirit of Naval Academy life, winning the esteem of his class- 
mates. Ever of a generous nature, he would take time out of 
any study hour to explain a difficult prob to some of his class- 
mates. Never in a hurry, Hubert thinks systematically, reach- 
ing a conclusion only after all points have been thoroughly 
considered. 

Wrestling 4, ), 2. Crew 2. 

Radio Club 4, 5, 2, 1. 

Two Stripes. 



RAY ARVEL SNODGRASS 

New Mortansville, West Virginia 

" Snod" "Red" 

ENTERING one's room to find his roommate 
reading a voluminous letter and one's own 
desk blotter empty is a complete sensation in 
itself. One stoically consoles himself, however, 
returns his texts to the shelf, and turns around. 
Behold! Three letters on that previously bare 
blotter. More inclined to be quiescent than lo- 
quacious, Ray delights in original reasoning. 
Many times, we have heard him propose a new 
idea for some gadget. So far, however, someone 
else has "beaten him to the draw." That the 
future may prove different is a foregone con- 
clusion of all who know him. 

Cross Country ). 
Radio Club 2, 1. 
Company C. P. 0. 





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JOHN NYE EAVILLE 

Mobile, Alabama 

' 'Jack " " Fay burg 

HERE'S a southern boy with a Yankee ac- 
cent who positively refuses to take things 
easy. His tall body has been quiet once in four 
years — when he was in the hospital. He takes 
everything in stride from academics to blows on 
the head with a lacrosse stick. He has never been 
known to be angry for longer than two minutes. 
Jack is willing to undertake anything from new 
responsibilities to a party, and he does well at 
both. We know that he has what it requires in 
this world, for he lived three years with three 
madmen and emerged sane. 

Resigned. 



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DONALD DELOS PATTERSON 
Waterloo, Iowa 
"Pat" "Red" 

REVEILLE means nothing to our redheaded Pat. At eight 
_ o'clock, he realizes it's daylight, and by noon he may be 
wide awake. But awake or "in the fog," he always has his 
sharp wit primed for a snappy comeback. His engaging per- 
sonality has led him to drag to many hops, so he's not exactly 
a Red Mike. Red has never been bothered by academics or 
athletics, although outdoor rifle usually manages to get him 
off the radiator, if he's not peeking at the fairer visitors through 
binoculars. Always cheerful, seldom discouraged, a fine ship- 
mate, and a real pal ! 

Outdoor Rifle 4, }, 2, 1. 
Tivo Stripes. 



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KEITH CARLTON ROBERTSON 
Webster City, Iowa 
"Kobby" "K.C." 

IT won't be like this next year," is his habitual expression. 
True to his predictions, many things have changed, but 
not his untiring ambition and willingness to help. He had 
some difficulties with academics — the trouble being in explain- 
ing them to us. When not giving extra instruction, he may 
usually be found in a deep argument, or to use his own expres- 
sion, "intelligent discussion." He studies the stock market and 
its fluctuations so thoroughly that we expect him to be apply- 
ing his nautical knowledge to the navigation of his own yacht 
before long. 

Business Manager, Lucky Bag. 
Star 4, 3, z. 
Two Strifes. 



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PAUL CHRISTIAN HUELSENBECK 
Newark, New Jersey 
Tiny " " Bulkhead' ' 

A SUNDAY afternoon, a bunk, and a book 
. (usually involving the intricacies of Diesel 
engines) — Utopia. This lad with the sunny dis- 
position and the beaming countenance is re- 
putedly a Red Mike, yet he is the recipient of 
numerous letters with a questionable hand- 
writing. He is a tried and true authority on any 
subject matter from photography to opera stars, 
from class rings to diets. A cheerful nature and a 
ready wit are excellent characteristics. Yet the 
combination of these with an agile mentality is 
an unbeatable quality. 

Reception Committee z, i. 

Boat Club 2, I. 

Two Stripes. 



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ALEXANDER MICHELSON, JR. 

Springfield Gardens, New York 
"Mike" "Swede" 

MIKE hails from the Old Country, regards 
New York as the only worth-while city 
in the land, and is an individualist of the first 
water. Previous service in the Fleet enabled the 
wife to join up smoothly with the routine. 
Naturally sunny, Mike devoted little time to 
academics and much time to being an exponent 
of the "vigorous life." However, tilts with the 
Medical Department have diverted his interests 
to the more intellectual aspects of life. Bull 
sessions are always a joy, as Mike has at hand a 
fund of knowledge acquired by reading and 
meditating on human nature. 

Resigned. 



EDWIN CARLTON FINNEY 

San Diego, California 

"Fizxle" "E. C." "Commodore" 

TWO characteristics have marked Finney's Academy career 
— enthusiasm for the Naval Service and perseverance in 
his purpose. He entered with certain ideals of the Navy, and 
he departs with them enhanced, if changed at all. The Aca- 
demic Board, re-exams, and pre-reveille boning have taken 
their share of his time. By nature conservative, tolerant, and 
religious, he prefers the classics to jazz, cross country walking 
to the movies. Fizzle's interests are mainly nautical; ocean 
breezes, sailing, ships, and Masefield's Sea Fever just "get" 
him. He lives in the romance of the sea. 

Stage Gang 4, ;, 2, 1, Manager 1. 

Radio Club }, 2. Boat Club 2, /. 

One Stripe. 



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LLOYD FOSCUE JAKEMAN 
Salt Lake City, Utah 
"Jake" "Sunshine" "Olaf" 

BEING born in the above city gave Jake a salty start in life. 
He increased his knowledge of salty things aboard one of 
Uncle Sam's battleships. Plebe summer was all old stuff, plebe 
year fruit, youngster cruise a gripe. First class cruise took him 
away from his ever increasing fondness for Crabtown. Jake 
easily keeps ahead of the men with the little red books by 
scant effort — never misses a hop — builds boats — shoots a nice 
rifle — likes doughnuts — always finds some way to get what he 
wants — and he will get all that life has to offer. 

Cross Country 4, ). 
Rifle 4, _j, 2. 
One Strife. 



JOHN WILLIAM NEEL 

Holbrook, Nebraska 

"Johnny" "J. W." "Rosy" 

J. W. is quite in keeping with the saying that 
good goods come in small packages. When 
he left Holbrook, the Academy gained an ideal 
wife. His one bad fault is that of receiving most 
of the mail that comes to the room. He has to 
work for it, though, and a visit to the room 
about 8:45 will find the books stacked and sta- 
tionery out. Being a super Red Mike, Johnny has 
never, as yet, been prevailed upon to drag, be it 
blind or otherwise. He never has much to say, 
but is always good company, be it for a bull fest 
or a movie. 

Manager, Crew 4, }, 2. 
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CHARLES JESSE ZELLNER 

Forsyth, Georgia 

"Charlie" " Zesnel" " Zelinski" 

TIME worn as the expression mav be, there 
is no better way to describe Charlie than by 
that highest of compliments, "a southern gentle- 
man." A human being of faults, but with a fine 
generosity and an innate gentility that relegate 
them to the background, Zelinsky is a creature 
of many paradoxes. The most consistent trait in 
his character is an appreciation for the fine and 
beautiful in literature, and no small ability at 
creative expression from his own pen. Any en- 
deavor to add to the impression of the many 
friends by whom he is held in warm regard is 
hopeless. 

Three Stripes 



WALTER HUGHES KEEN, JR. 

Norfolk, Virginia 

"Walt" 

THIS is the first of the biographies of W. H. Keen, Jr., here 
known as "Walt." It is inadequate. His vocation here is 
his multiplex activities. His avocation is starring, to which 
he devotes as much time as does the average star man in keep- 
ing off the trees. His generosity is unique in that it extends to 
his most treasured possession, even to his time. His room is an 
oasis to the unsats of all classes, and during evening study 
hour he frequently lays aside his Nietzsche or his Maugham 
to reclaim a friend from the peril of the re-exam. 

Water Polo 4, }, 2, 1. Manager, Tennis, Associate Editor, Log. 

Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Director 1. Musical Clubs Show, Director 1 

One Stripe. 



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FRANK FORD MENEFEE 

Phoenix, Arizona 

"Frank" 

A TALL figure, trim and straight; a craggy face with clear 
grey eyes — that's Frank Menefee. Quiet, patient, good- 
natured, and savvy to the point of extreme comfort. Frank has 
been the perfect roommate. Perhaps his only outstanding flaw 
is a tendency to keep the windows shut during study hour. 
However, this can hardly be held against him, for Arizona is a 
warm state, as he is fond of reminding us. In general, he be- 
lieves in a happy medium. Neither a snake nor a Red Mike, not 
a cut-throat, but certainly a first section man, he has always 
taken precision and moderation for his watchwords. 

Star 4. 
One Stripe. 



EMERY ARDEN GRANTHAM 
Albany, Texas 

"Ard" "Grant" 

BRINGING with him from a little town in 
Texas a real appreciation for the beautiful 
and a practical aptitude for engineering, with a 
capacity for hard work as well (to some minds a 
peculiar combination), Ard has made of the 
Naval Academy life a happy stepping stone to a 
promising Naval career. He has had the courage 
to admit — even to his classmates — that he in- 
tended to do well in his academic career, but 
has never let the academics interfere with the 
enjoyment of his beloved tennis or any of the 
other contacts within these four grey walls 
and without. 

Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1 N, Captain 1. Associate Editor, Reef Points. 

Advertising Manager, Log. Advertising Manager, Lucky Bag. 

Glee Club 4, }. Five Stripes. Star 4, 3, 2. 



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EDWARD WILLIAM HESSEL 

Cincinnati, Ohio 

"Ed" "Red" 

CHIEF among the factors that constitute 
Red's living philosophy is the item, "com- 
mon sense." His infectious good-nature accounts 
for the unusually wide circle of friends he has 
made. As a balance to his jovial disposition, Red 
possesses both force and suavity which he brings 
forth very effectively as the occasion demands. 
Beginning by captaining the plebe team, Red 
continued his football career at the Academy by 
turning in game after game as a fighting and 
capable tackle. All man and all gentleman, every 
inch of his six feet, he is a man the Navy can 
be proud of. 

Football 4, 2, i, N. 

Class Vice-President }. 

Two Stripes. 



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ROBERT JOSEPH PRITCHARD 

Garner, Iowa 
"Bob" " Little Butch" 

BOB was drawn from his study of the intricacies of Ford 
cars to the Naval Academy by a desire to work with 
something on a larger scale. He is of the extremely good- 
natured and carefree type, not being bothered a great deal by 
anything. This explains why he has been on so many Dago 
trees. But he has that valuable knack of always succeeding 
when it is necessary. He is always ready for a good time and 
is most happy when driving a fast car. It is easy to see why he 
is so well liked by those around him, and why he is usually 
seen with the best drags. 

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NELSON PAYNE WATKINS 

Buffalo, New York 

"Bud" "Napier" 

THINGS are in awful shape." We've heard that expression 
innumerable times, but the boisterous laugh and genial 
smile that accompany it tell us that it's all in fun. In spite of a 
slight skirmish with youngster Math, academics have held no 
terror for him. In fact, "Aw nuts, I'm tired of studying," can 
be heard almost any night. Although not distinguished in the 
field of sports, he is never found perched on the radiator; la- 
crosse and football are his elements. Possessing a ready smile 
and a never-failing good humor, Bud has been a swell room- 
mate. 

Football 4, }. Wrestling 4, }. 

Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1. 

Three Stripes. 



JOHN INMAN MINGAY 

Gladstone, Michigan 
"Jack" "J. I." "Mongo" 

FROM out of the wilds of Michigan, Jack 
came to try his luck as a sailor. Trouble has 
hounded him throughout his Academy life in 
the form of "Demon Academics," but when the 
final counts are taken, a blonde head, flashing 
blue eyes, and a contagious smile show that 
Jack is there to the end. Never a great athlete 
yet never a member of the radiator squad, never 
a snake and never a Red Mike, he has worked 
hard and has played harder. His happy-go- 
lucky manner and his sense of humor will carry 
him far wherever he may choose to go. 

Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1. Cross Country 2. 

Swimming 2. Black N. 

Regimental C. P. 0. 



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HUGH WYMAN HOWARD 

Coronado, California 

"Jim" "Punchy" 

THE summer of 1933 brought us many new 
acquaintances. Among those that especially 
stand out is Jim. Few of us have the combination 
of admirable traits that are centered in this young 
man. With his jaw squared and a will to do, 
Jim faces any problem that presents itself, and 
what is more, solves it. This same spirit makes 
him a formidable opponent in the ring. When 
there is work to be done, Jim is the embodiment 
of industry; when play is at hand, you will find 
him a carefree, happy-go-lucky merrymaker. He 
knows how to fit into any situation. 

Cross Country 4, 5, 2, cNAc. Boxing 4, }, bNAt. 

Lacrosse 4, 3, 2. Lucky Bag Staff. 

One Stripe. 



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ARCHIE H. SOUCEK 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

" Zeke" " Sooch" "Sooky" 

ZEKE is well liked by his classmates, his superiors, and 
his subordinates, which is attributable to the qualities 
of a natural born leader. Moreover, he is a dependable worker 
who stops at nothing to accomplish the task that has been 
assigned him. Sooky and a scrap are inseparable. No matter 
what the nature of the situation, he's there with the assurance 
of a good time for everyone. Archie's heart is set on aviation, 
but why shouldn't it be, with two cousins and a brother, all 
famous Navy aviators? Well, Zeke, just use the same fight as 
you do on the football field, and you can't lose. 

Football 4, 3, 2, 1, N. 

Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1, N*. 

Four Stripeu 



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JOHN SIM SLAUGHTER 

Muskogee, Oklahoma 

' 'Jack " " Slaughterhouse 

THE Middle West gave us a man of English descent who 
brings with him all the traditions of loyalty and honor 
prevalent in the English Navy. Here is a man who is fair and 
generous, never too quick to condemn, and always ready to 
take the side of the persecuted. Arguments, pro and con, are 
the spice of his existence, not to be outdone, however, by a 
love of music, classical order preferred. Although not regula- 
tion, Jack shunned the pap sheet like poison. Slaughter-house 
is a sincere friend, and rates a life as smooth as the music he 
loves to hear. 

Crew 4, ). 2, i. 
One Stripe. 



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CLIFTON MONTGOMERY HOCKER 

Elizabethtown, Kentucky 

"CI if" "Dutch" 

DAN Boone blazed the trail to Kentucky, 
and another son of the Blue Grass region 
followed the return path to the sea. A hard- 
hitting, square-fighting son of Mars and Thunder 
came through the Cumberland Gap; he's stuck 
through four years and missed the pap. Clif has 
put his heart into everything in which he has 
been interested. Snaking isn't too reptilian for 
him, but his heart lies in the South. Shipments 
in the express office are his monopoly, with 
chow for all hands. A ready man for fun, a 
quick man in the ring, and a fine man for a 
buddy out in the Fleet! 



4, }, z, /, bNt, Captain i. 
Football 4, }, 2. 
One Stripe. 

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JOHN LOUIS MEHLIG 

Miami Beach, Florida 

Whitey " " Pop-Eye 

BACK in the dark days of '33 when the can- 
non's roar and the battle field were as much 
a part of a plebe's life as four hard unforgettable 
years until graduation, Whitey stepped forth 
into a world of academic and foggy surround- 
ings — the Naval Academy. Finding his first in- 
terest in football, Whitey did well, and in addi- 
tion made a place for himself in that most pug- 
nacious entertainment, lacrosse. Four years by 
the Bay, in spite of some of his failings of social 
and energetic nature, have proven Whitey's 
abilities and his possibilities as a naval officer. 

Football 4, ), 2. 

Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1, N. 

TwoStripes. 



CHARLES HUBBARD MEIGS 

Havre de Grace, Maryland 

"Charlie" "The Madame" "Muggs" "Killer" 

ALTHOUGH Charlie says he is from the horse country, he 
jC\. really is a man of the world. He has eaten rice with the 
Chinks, ridden the carabao in the Philippines, and swapped 
yarns with the old salts off the coast of Labrador. Don't ever 
give a lacrosse stick to Charlie. The Killer is just a little too 
easy going to bother with the boys on the varsity; he much 
prefers to leave his trade mark on anyone who gets in his way. 
Charlie works hard and is a real pal. If anything ever troubles 
you, the Killer is the man to go to. 

Soccer 4, $, 2. Lacrosse 4, }, 2. 1. Stars 4, 2. 

Log. Reception Committee. 

One Stripe. 



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JOHN COCKRELL PATTY, JR. 

Shaw, Mississippi 
Marse " " Patsy ' ' ' 'Julius 

COMING here from a freshman year at the University of 
Alabama, the Marse did not find the Academy too tough 
and has taken it in his stride. He has radiated an abundance of 
energy in many directions and has proved himself an all 'round 
capable fellow. Always amusing, the Marse has been welcome 
everywhere. Crew and basketball have both seen a good bit of 
Patsy. Never taking them too seriously, he has proven himself 
able in both. His specialty, however, for which he will be long 
remembered, is dragging blind. A little persuasion finds him a 
ready victim. 

Crew 4, ). Basketball 2, I. 

Reception Committee _j, 2, 1. Boat Club 2,1. 

Two Stripes. 



WILLIAM MOOR STEVENS 

Leipsic, Delaware 

Bill " " Willie " " Steve 

HAVING climbed out of the trees of plebe 
Steam, where he proved to be a tree 
climber as well as a rope climber, Bill has kept 
consistently clear of all other trees and concen- 
trated more on the rope. The stabilizing element 
of our room, Bill has helped to keep us on the 
straight and narrow path. He is good crew ma- 
terial, but finds Hubbard Hall a little far to 
walk, so has concentrated on wrestling and gym. 
His ability to tell jokes was indispensable dur- 
ing plebe year and has livened up many an eve- 
ning that was getting too studious. 

Crew 4. 

Reception Committee 2, 1. 

Two Stripes. 



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GUY EDWARD O'NEIL, JR. 
Long Beach, California 
Sunshine " " Barry more 

WITH the "O'Neil constant" at every 
exam, the smoke of battle clears to 
reveal an unruffled Californian whose calm, easy 
nature has in his four years here conquered every 
phase of Academy life from second section 
watches to re-exams. Frequently at odds with 
the reveille bell and the Dago Department, Guy 
has topped them both. He has no worries, save 
how to withstand those maidens who like their 
strong silent men handsome. His generosity, 
congeniality, and all around good nature gained 
him his nickname, and since then, the liking 
of all his associates. 

Rifle Team 4, 3, 1. Choir 4, 3, 2, 1. Log 2, 1. 

Reef Points 2, 1. Glee Club 4, j. 

One Stripe. 



STATES MORRIS MEAD, III 

Evanston, Illinois 

Stan " " Senator ' ' ' Estados' ' 

STATES came from God's Country to put a little pep and 
life within these cold grey walls. The Plebe Log was soon 
his followed by a plebe year job sweeping out the Log office. 
He graduates actively engaged in every activity from the Pep 
Committee to the editorship of the Log. These, with his in- 
clination to turn in early, proved the Nemesis of his biannual 
vow to star "this term." Athletics, femmes, throwing the 
bull, and Reina cruises are all capably handled. Energy un- 
bounded makes him what he says of others, "a great fella and 
a great ball player." 



Basketball 4, }, 2, 
Editor, Log. 



Golf 4, 3, 2, 1, gNf. Black N. 
Editor, Reef Points. Star 2. 
Two Stripes. 



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JOHN WILLIAM MERRYMAN 

Fort Dodge, Iowa 

"Johnny" "Robin Hood" 

JOHN will always be remembered for his bright and cheer- 
ful disposition. His philosophy, which he radiates to all 
those about him, is a tonic for any worry. He never hesitates 
to help a friend in distress, whether it be clothes, money, or 
even a week-end drag. Among the fair sex, he has many 
admirers who occupy a great portion of his time, but during 
wrestling season, the femmes are sadly neglected. Early in 
plebe summer, John impressed us with his prowess as a grapp- 
ler, and he has since proved that the Mid-West grows 
wrestlers as well as corn. 

Wrestling 4, ), 2, 1, N, Captain 1. 
Two Stripes. 



ROBERT BOND LANDER 

El Paso, Texas 

"Tex" "Bob" 

ONE need not be told that Bob is from 
Texas. The word is spelled all over his 
features. It seems that the most outstanding 
characteristic of Texas people is that of being 
cordial and friendly to everyone. Everybody 
knows and likes Tex. He is too easy-going to 
quarrel or disagree. Very interested in the 
gentler sex, he spends much of his time with 
them or talking about them. Studies take more 
of his time than he would permit if he had any 
thing to say, but when he appears to be study- 
ing, Tex is probably day dreaming or yearning 
for the mesquite. 

NA Ten. 

Musical Clubs Show. 

One Stripe. 

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RAYMOND FRANKLIN PARKER 

San Francisco, California 
"Ray" 

RAY was the second of two brothers to 
_ desert the sunny clime of Caifornia for the 
dreary Annapolitan winters. It is indeed a driv- 
ing ambition that would impel such a sacrifice, 
and this ambition has kept Ray near the top of 
his class. He has constantly kept the Dago De- 
partment buffaloed, and since plebe year he has 
evinced a decided interest in anything smacking 
of mathematics — has even been known to work 
difficult problems just for the pure hell of it. 
Outside of this hobby, Ray's principal interests 
lie in Washington and around the bridge table. 

Star 4. 
One Stripe. 



PARKMAN BLAKE MOORE 
Mobile, Alabama 
"P. B." "Blake" 

BLAKE is no exception to the rule that the greatest capacity 
for energy is possessed by small men. By no means impos- 
ing of figure, P. B. is far removed from insignificance. He has 
a capacity for hard work, and a drive and determination that 
are positively amazing. But never let it be said that life is all 
work for Blake, not so long as there is tennis to be played. 
Not the only part of his heritage of the South is his tennis 
ability, for although his industrious nature seems paradoxical, 
his innate good nature and spirit of a gentleman are entirely 
in keeping. 

Tennis 4, ), 2, 1, tNt. Manager, Wrestling 3,2. 

Manager, Football }, 2. Star 2. 

Two Stripes. 



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RIVERS JUDSON MORRELL, JR. 

Los Angeles, California 

Sonny " " Bulldog 

SPENDING all of his early life in the California sunshine, 
Rivers developed a love for the outdoors. He desires to be 
active at all times, and anything -which he undertakes he 
carries out with a tenacious attitude. There is always a cheery 
greeting for those about him and a helping hand for those who 
are encountering difficulties. The years at the Acadmey have 
developed in him a practical outlook in regard to technical 
subjects. He is seldom seen at a hop, but when dragging, the 
lucky one is the belle of the ball. 

Football 4, ), 2, i, N, Captain i. Boxing 4, }, 2, 1, bNt. 

Track 4, 3, 2, 1, NA. 
Two Stripes. 



JOHN GRANEY WALSH, JR 

Woodbine, Iowa 

"Doc" " Killer ' ' ' Bucky 

THIS is the biography of an Iowan who, 
through untiring effort, has graced the roll 
call of practically every first section. But his 
true distinction is the fact that of all first section 
men, he is one who can honestly be called well 
balanced and a regular fellow. Fortunately, he 
possesses that asset which is so absolutely neces- 
sary to a naval officer, that of gaining and hold- 
ing the friendships of his classmates. Doc has 
ambitions outside the Navy and aspires to be a 
surgeon. He always has a huge med book at 
hand and finds time to peruse it occasionally. 

Boxing 3, 2, 1. Log, 4, 3. 

Cut Exchange 4. Stars 4, 2. 

Two Stripes. 







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EDWARD SENTMAN ARENTZEN 
Stratford, New Jersey 
Eddie' ' 

EDDIE might well be called the mighty atom, for his small 
stature embodies a grand spirit of friendliness and good 
nature along with a broad mind and an even temper. He has 
many interests that take time away from that necessity to be 
top man in the Batt, yet he will drop everything to give help 
to a less gifted classmate. He is intensely interested in all 
extra-curricular activities, but derives his chief joy from liter- 
arypursuits. "Opposites attract, but gentlemen prefer blondes," 
says Eddie, so every day a letter goes to a pretty little maid in 
Williamsburg. 

Log Staff. Lucky Bag Staff. Reception Committee. 
Orchestra 4. Two Stripes. Star 4, j, 2. 



EDWARD BANKS GIBSON, JR. 
Warsaw, North Carolina 
"Gib'' "Ted" "Hoot" 

ANOTHER Navy junior, Ted wants to carry on in the 
_/~\_ Service. By origin a rebel, he is easy-going and yet am- 
bitious. Always ready to do a favor, lend skags, attend a 
movie, shoot the breeze, or take a chance on a duty drag, 
Ted helps the situation along if he can. Not a sport fanatic 
but one who tries to pick up a playing knowledge of every- 
thing, Ted fits in wherever he happens to be. His optimistic 
attitude and willingness to help others combined with a de- 
termination to make good in the Fleet lead us to predict 
success. 

Boxing 4. Quarterdeck Society 

One Stripe. 







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JAMES PAUL ANRDEA 

West New York, New Jersey 

' 'Jimmie " " Paulinof 

JIMMIE has the enviable faculty of being able to believe 
that everything happens for the best. A ready smile and 
an eternal song are the outward manifestations of his contented 
nature. His congeniality and his ability to provide entertain- 
ment under the most depressing circumstances make him a 
welcome guest in any circle. Dancing is not the least of Jimmie's 
abilities. Dim lights and rhythmic music never fail to allure 
him. Whatever the future may hold for Jimmie, we can be sure 
that his present course will lead him to the fullest enjoyment 
of life. 

Trident Staff. 
One Strife. 





SIMON EVERETT RAMEY 

Stanford, Kentucky 

"Si" 

IT takes no Arnold Bennett to teach Everett how to live. 
He is wonderfully balanced; he loves music and he is a 
fiend in his passion for searching out the inner workings of 
broken down clocks. He is bashful (ah, what a weapon!), 
but he never lacks confidence in any undertaking. He is very 
adept at foreign languages — so Mrs. Ramey, don't be alarmed 
if someone whispers soulful German phrases to you in the 
morning, some clever repartee in French at dinner, and bursts 
into a happy Italian air almost any time of day. It will be just 
Everett. 

One Stripe. 



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JESSE DUNCAN ELLIOTT, JR. 
Washington, D. C. 

' 'Jesse " " Dune' ' ' ' Fisty 

BY entering our class on the eighth day of its existence, 
Dune reached his boyhood goal: "I wanna be a sailor." 
Characterized inwardly by an underlying seriousness and 
idealism, and outwardly by almost boyish enthusiasm for life, 
he possesses a keen sense of humor, the ability of making and 
keeping friends, a likable personality and a fond belief of the 
doctrine "laissez faire." He is always anxious to engage in 
athletics of almost any nature. Boxing, track, and cross- 
country prove his main weaknesses. His hobbies include read- 
ing, dragging, and having a good time. 



Musical Clubs Shows. 
C. P. 0. 




HOWARD WELDIE BAKER 

At Large 
"Bake" " 'Stumpy" "Howie" 

ALTHOUGH the beds found in Bancroft Hall fall a little 
X~jL short of fitting Stumpy, Navy life suits him to perfection. 
Industrious and cheerful, our Howie has always been a good 
companion and roommate. Stumpy's athletic leanings are to- 
wards crew and wrestling. His greatest hobby and worst vice 
is music (strictly non-classical). He is the guy who can tell 
you any orchestra's theme song and how well it is played. 
Aside from an occasional tendency to over-sleep and an ear- 
rending snore, there is no indication that Stumpy will not 
reach any goal he sets for himself. 

Crew 4. 
Two Strifes. 



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DONALD G. BAER 
Uniontown, Pennsylvania 
"Pinky" "Red" "Don" 

HIS ambition is to head a violent anti: Maryland weather, 
Friday noon messhall chow, Steam profs, and Juice drills 
movement. He's a good-natured redhead with an easy, likable 
grin which partially explains his ability to make friends. A 
subtle wit and an unfailing generosity explain his ability to 
keep them. Aside from a tendency to warble slightly off key 
in the shower and a decided leaning towards the view point 
that if the academics don't get you the Executive Department 
must, his chief failing is an uncontrollable urge to pun. 

Track 4, 5, 2, j. 

Soccer 4. 

Two Stripes. 





CHARLES STAMPS MINTER, JR. 

Covington, Virginia 

"Charlie" "Mint" 

IN phase with the reveille bell each morning, a sleepy voice 
laments the fact that another day is here and it is again 
time to crawl out of bed; the voice belongs to Charlie. Aca- 
demics are a trying side line in which he finds little time for 
specialization. He was big, his back was broad. Why not try 
an oar? He did and now all other things come second. Every 
afternoon finds him occupied with some sport, be it in season 
or out of season. He makes all the hops, likes all the girls, 
and loves but one. 

Football 2. Creiv 4, 2, 1. 

King Committee. 

Two Stripes. 



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LAWRENCE GEORGE BERNARD 

Deadwood, South Dakota 

"Moose" "Larry" 

THE mountain streams of the Black Hills were the favorite 
haunts of Larry before he heard of a Navy. After that it 
was connecting rods instead of fly rods on leisurely spring days, 
Miss Springfield instead of the old shotgun on long autumn 
afternoons. Although the only girl has not yet appeared, 
Moose's serene bachelor existence has been threatened several 
times. Leaves never left him dreary for more than a week. He 
is always ready to mix it up in the ring, studies now and then, 
sings atrociously, and faithfully nurses the promising young 
wave in his hair. 

Lightweight Crew 3. 
Two Strites. 



WILLIAM ALBERT SNYDER 

Detroit, Michigan 

"Bill" 

REVEILLE ! Incoherent mumbling concerning the system. 
.. He invariably needs external assistance in parting from 
his beloved bed and the Exec. Department has graciously 
elected to furnish this on the days the wife was on watch. 
Bill, early in youngster year, was an easy mark for a blind date. 
Setbacks failed to break his spirit, and by December he was 
found in the ranks of the lost. Athletically, he is well balanced 
and proficient in not a few sports. Academically? Name the 
mark and he will make it. Easy-going, smiling, capable — he 
has two strikes on the future already. 

Crew 4, }. Reception Committee 2. 

One Stripe. 



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DAVID BONAR BELL 

Washington, D. C. 

Dave " " Sonny Boy " " Ding Dong 

DAVE would be an honor to any class. Reliable, energetic, 
thorough, he has demonstrated an aptitude for the 
Service to be envied. Each year has found Sonny Boy more 
deeply rooted in our regard because of his never failing friendly 
qualities. Pin pushing was chosen as an outlet for his athletic 
inclinations, and if you don't think it requires exhaustive 
patience to reach perfection, ask to cross swords with Dave. 
The Radio Club serves to divert his attention from academics, 
but then, that bug-a-boo to many has bothered him little. 

Fencing 4, ), 2, /. 
Radio CI lib. 
Four Strifes. 




STOCKTON BIRNEY STRONG 
Washington, D. C. 

"Bimey" "Stock" 

FOUR years together by the Bay, and through it all Stock 
has been one of the best. Perhaps not the highest in aca- 
demics or in athletics, but one of the best in personal charac- 
teristics. When he entered, he chose a high mark; he has had 
to struggle to make it, but he has never lost his self-control 
nor his infectious smile. His good common sense has carried 
him past many reefs; he will succeed in any career where good 
judgment and cool nerves are prime requisites. He has engaged 
in several sports; however, his favorite one is shooting holes 
in bulls-eyes. 

Water Polo. 
Four Stripes. 



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FRANCIS GAINES BLASDEL, JR. 

Washington, D. C. 

Fog " " Frank " " Philias 

THE adventures of Frank both in and out of the Naval 
Academy are well worth recording, but not here. He is a 
varsity member of every bull session and has been on radiator 
squads for four years (except for a few run-ins with the De- 
partment of Physical Training). His hobby is radio and he 
came into his element second class summer when he got plenty 
of time to work with it. Fog is always a cheerful soul and has 
a smile and a hello for everybody. He never worries about 
anything and always takes things easy. 

Radio Club. 
One Stripe. 



JAMES NORRIS MAYES 

Springfield, Missouri 

"Jim" 

JIM hails from an old Army family of way back, but he 
finally saw the light and decided on the Navy. Since he 
has been here, the academics and other obstacles have been 
met and defeated. Sometimes these battles have been close, but 
never indecisive. Of course, a comprehensive treatment of 
Gentleman Jim's dragging activities is beyond the scope of 
this text, but it may be said that he seldom passes a week-end 
in the ranks of the Scarlet Michaels. For diversion, Jim spends 
his time at swimming, tennis, or perhaps a little music — Ah! 
the classics ! 

Swimming i. 

Glee Club 4, }, 2, i, Leader i. 

C. P. 0. 



250 



RICHARD ALEXANDER BEVERNICK 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 
"Dick" 

A READY smile, affable conversation, and infectious laughter 
. were among the assets that Minnesota bequeathed to 
Dick. Rare qualities, these, to find in one to whom academics 
were so easy; characteristics that soon led him to be not only 
one who excelled in his class, but, more important, in the 
number of his friends. His art of pointing out a peculiarity in 
a commonplace occurrence, bathing it in the magic fountain 
of his agreeable laughter, and presenting us with something 
we must enjoy in spite of ourselves, is all his own. 





WEBSTER DEROYCE SMITH 

Minneapolis, Minnesota 
" Smitty" "Web" "Snuffy" 

IN the first place, remember just how tough this boy is 
before you get too inquisitive, then go ahead and ask your 
questions. Brains? Say, you'll go a long way before you find 
a better balanced, sounder set than he's got. Humor? Don't 
make me laugh again. Ability? Well, he'll handle any job 
you'll give him, and do it right. Friendliness? With a capital 
"F" — grin and all, and a personality that makes friends, and 
keeps them. He's the kind that'll never grow old — too full of 
life for that — and to have known him has been a treat. 

Boxing 4, ), 2, i, bNt. 
G. P. 



251 




CHARLES AUGUSTINE BURCH 

Baltimore, Maryland 

"Gus" "Charlie" 

CHARLIE is diligent, honest, capable, trustworthy, loyal, 
helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, etc. A stern disciplin- 
arian, he does not drink, chew, or swear, has a genial diposi- 
tion, a ready wit, and fair shower baritone. His likes: hops, 
Carvel Hall, Bing, Crime Busters, long black roadsters, and 
letters in green ink. His dislikes: reveille, hill-billy music, 
Juice p-works, and eye exams. Injuries kept him from making 
lacrosse history, but his success in other fields leads us to 
expect great things in the future. 

Lacrosse 4, }, z. 

Cross Country 4. 

Two Stripes. 




FOR four years we've struggled, but to no avail. Charlie 
still likes his cereal raw, still intends to marry an Indian 
squaw, still chooses Spark Plug as his favorite tobacco. Be- 
sides being a "better than average" swimmer (his own ex- 
pression) he has indulged in wrestling and football. His chief 
claim to fame, however, rests with the Comet. He makes a 
splendid skipper for the fastest "speed boat" on the Severn. 
He claims to be a Red Mike, but don't believe him. A heart 
as big as his iz EEE shoes has made all of his friends forget 
that he comes from Baltimore. 



Football 



Lacrosse 4. 
C. P. 0. 



Swimming 4, ) 



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JAMES RICHARD BROMEYER 

St. Louis, Missouri 

"Rich" 

WE ought either be silent or speak things better than 
silence," say Pythagoras and Bromeyer. So, when the 
discussion reaches the boiling-point, Rich's words are very apt 
to settle the issue. This applies to other fields as well — he is 
quiet until his energy is demanded. A rebel against the system, 
but luckily not a member of the left wing, Rich led the com- 
petition for the "Griping Crown" of the cell. Much of Rich's 
time not spent in the gym was given over to being fascinated 
by the feminine element. Reading books on philosophy and 
medicine occupied the remainder. 




OH, Lord! I can't study this. Glen Gray's on tonight. 
Sling these fatties on the shelf and get the old box to 
roarin' !" And the aforesaid fatties (thick Ordnance and Steam 
textbooks) raise a cloud of dust as they are tossed on the 
meticulously kept shelf. (Neatness is the keyword). Wes' 
dragging has always been with regard to quantity rather than 
quality. Hence you could find him with anything from a i.o 
to a 4.0. In his more serious moments, Wes was intensely in- 
terested in aeronautics. He just couldn't be bothered with 
cultivating the tree of knowledge. 

Resigned 



253 




TERRELL HOYT WOODWARD CONNER 

Honolulu, T. H. 

"Terry" 

HAVING travelled from one Naval station to the next for 
the better part of his life prior to joining our club on 
the Severn, this Irishman had difficulty settling down to the 
tune of bells and bugles. He settled though, being a substantial 
citizen, and gradually changed from a "terror" to just a 
" — terror on leave." More sudden was the change when he 
sat up, decided to star, and did ! Essentially easy going, Terry 
is very fond of all forms of horizontal recreation and only stirs 
the body to take an interest in golf, bridge, and beef-steaks. 

Star 2. Press Gang. 
Two Stripes. 



FELIX EUGENE DE GOLIAN, JR. 

Atlanta, Georgia 

"Fe" 

IN our rebel from "way down under" we have a man whose 
sole hope in life is to have a home, a fire side, and a high- 
ball, and whose greatest worry is how to get them all out of 
Navy pay. Nothing else bothers him, except, perhaps, a slight 
timidity with respect to the fairer sex, belying his southern 
heritage. "Just point your rifle down the range and pull the 
trigger. Get a bull every time" — is his by-word and bible. 
Fe'll get there, by virtue of his tremendous laugh, his one 
great hope, and a lot of perseverance. 

Rifle 4, }, 2, /, rNt. Boxing 4, }, 2, 1. Manager, Football 4, 3, 2. 

Hop Committee. Ring Dance Committee. Quarterdeck Society. 

Four Stripes. 




254 



GEORGE WASHINGTON CHIPLEY 

St. Louis, Missouri 

"Jarge" "Chip" "Chippie" 

NOT of the athletic type nor of social inclination, Chip 
would rather devote his time to classical music or dust 
dry literature. He early demonstrated his intellectual ability 
and a minimum of boning has consistently placed him near the 
top of the class. Upon entering the Navy he showed himself 
to be slightly bolshevistically inclined but since then, on the 
extra duty path, he has realized that you can't beat the or- 
ganization. Always considerate and usually uncomplaining, 
Chip has proved to be among the easiest to get along with. 

Star 4, }, z. 

Black N. 
Two Stripes. 




'tr 




HARRISON RANDOLPH GLENNON, JR. 

Forest Hills, New York 

"Harry" "Herby" 

BEHOLD this product of the Naval Officer Factory. Marvel 
at his finished smoothness. Not as apparent is his resist- 
ance to shock and strain, the result of hammering not included 
in the ordinary course of manufacture. One uncalled-for blow 
ended a brilliant start in varsity football, another changed him 
at one stroke from one who lived for his daily letter and the 
next week-end to an unenthusiastic and infrequent socialite. 
Yet hard knocks and a four years grinding by scientific Navy 
abrasives have not impaired his interest in diversions which 
banish dull sketches and descriptions. 



Football 4, }. 



Tennis }, 2, i. 
One Stripe. 



Goat Keeper. 



255 



JOHN PATTESON CURRIE 

Washington, D. C. 

"Speed" 

SPEED — though why it has stuck will always be a mystery — 
divides his interests between dragging a long line of cold 
4.0's, playing a mean hand of bridge, and collecting the hottest 
music on the market. Unless a bull session gets going on the 
tropics, he's sure to turn it into a song fest. On the right kind 
of a day, it's a couple of sets of tennis or batting a few out on 
Farragut Field, but the pool's always too cold and the golf 
course is too far, so, "How's to make a fourth; we'll see that 
movie tomorrow," is a common expression of his. 




HENRY DRAPER SIPPLE 

Milford, Delaware 

"Sip" "Henry" 

ALTHOUGH it took one high school and two prep schools 
m\. to get him here, this little sandblower has since shown 
that he has a lot on the ball. Sip will always bear with us 
cheerfully while he explains the whys and wherefores of any- 
thing from steam turbines to crossing the 180th meridian. 
Afternoons usually find him in the bowling allies or on the 
tennis courts, where he delights in winning his wife's skags. 
Regardless of the nature of the task assigned him, Henry can 
be depended on to go at it tooth and nail, and in the end to 
deliver the goods. 

Two Stripes. 



256 



GREER ASSHETON DUNCAN, JR. 

Pensacola, Florida 

Dunk " " Snooks ' ' ' 'Mulligan 

"What care I when I can lie and rest, 
Kill time and take life at its very best — 

A MEMBER of the famed Washington top-hat, tails, and 
red ribbon clique, Snooks gets more mail than anyone 
else in the Academy, although he claims to be a misogynist. 
He is not a student, but a voracious reader, poet, writer, and 
amateur archaeologist of no mean ability. Preferring variety 
to concentration, Dunk is a jack-of-all-athletics. We will find 
him the life of any party and the center of any gathering. 

Football 4, ), 2. Lacrosse 4, }, 1. Boat Club. 

Wrestling 4, 1. Radio Club. 

Two Stripes. 





JAMES HAMILTON CRUSE 

Atlantic City, New Jersey 
"P. H." "Champ" "Jhnmie" 

"There is a joy in being mad 
That only a mad man knows." 

IIFE finds this eccentric young Adonis disliking things at 
j first but, as he enters into them, becoming a rabid de- 
votee. Plebe summer P. H. was a Red Mike. Youngster cruise 
brought out the beast in him and he is now known from 
Mariano D'Ayala to Sedgwick Street as Jeemie. Besides being 
a champion rope climber, he is an accomplished linguist, a 
talented artist, and a fine songster. He would be a star man if 
it weren't for his erratic "If I want a swabo, I'll get it." 



Gym 4, }, 2, i t gNt. 



Radio Club. 
One Strife. 



Choir. 



257 




WARNER CHENOWETH ELY 

Edgewood, Pennsylvania 
Cheno " " Warner ' 

SO I took those exams just to see how badly I could bilge 
'em. The idea was to come in with '38." Having seen 
Warner in action for three years we know he couldn't bilge 
an exam if he tried. Chenoweth is a combination of savoir, 
athlete, musician, and good fellow. We nominate him for the 
ideal model of wifely compatibility, despite neighborly pro- 
tests at each leather-lunged trombone rendition of the prelude 
to the third act of "Lohengrin." Being a good water polo 
player, Warner has spent four delightful winters gulping pool 
water and strangling fellow men. 



Water Polo 4, 3, 2, 1, wNAp. Orchestra 4, 3, 

Two Strifes. 



Star 4, 2. 



FRANK FOGWILL SMART, JR. 
Milton, Massachusetts 
"The (Boston) Bean" 



FRANK is one of those men you just can't help liking, 
quiet, unassuming, and always cheerful. Whether it is 
wrestling, baseball, cross-country hiking, you will always find 
him busy in the afternoons. No one ever called him intellect- 
ually brilliant, but he is never less than several jumps ahead 
of the current departmental score. His fondness for good music, 
especially opera, has been his most prominent lighter diversion. 
His only real fault is his generosity. Not only would he give 
you the shirt off his back, but he would let you bring it back, 
and he'd wash it. 

One Strife. 



258 



ROGER NOON CURRIER 

Portland, Oregon 
Roger' ' ' ' Rogay " " Flagbag 

TRY though we may to uncover any clipper ships or salt- 
crusted skeletons in the family locker, we are forced to 
say that years of navigating a gold-dredge through the wilds 
of Oregon must have given Roger the idea of venturing within 
these gray walls. Imperturbable, he fought a knock-down-and- 
drag-out battle with academics and emerged smiling and un- 
ruffled. An avid reader, he rarely misses an item in any of the 
periodicals; yet almost any spring afternoon you'll find him 
out on the tennis courts showing us amateurs what an Am- 
erican twist service really looks like. 

Football 4. 
C. P. 0. 



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VINCENT FRANCIS McCORMACK 

New York, New York 

"Mac" 

A FTER a terrific battle with the powers that be in Wash- 
xA_ ington, Mac crashed the gate with slightly battle scarred 
standards. Here, however, he has met with no reversals from 
either the Academic or Executive Departments. In the first 
two years, he was a confirmed Red Mike, gracing only one 
June Ball (by request). From then on he "followed the Fleet" 
out to Carvel Hall. The haunts of the red-blooded men saw 
him no more, and he slithered merrily, merrily on his way. 
By this sudden transition, Mac proves to us his ability to 
adapt himself to all of life's little problems. 

Lightweight Crew. Reception Committee z, 1. 
One Stripe. 



259 




ALFRED WILTZ GARDES, JR. 
Dayton, Ohio 

" Sheet a" 

SKEETA came to us unheralded — he needed no advance 
notices — and he has sold himself to the entire regiment. 
Between crew season and squash games, his business and or- 
ganizing abilities were constantly exercised. Preferring to 
spend the major portion of his study hours in extra-curricular 
pursuits and clicking cameras, his ability for concentrated 
scanning of text books became well developed. With a helping 
hand always extended, Skeeta's only reproachments are con- 
tained in his now famous "Ah resents that!" 

Crew NA. Log. Lucky Bag. Reception Committee. 

Business Manager, Masqueraderr and Musical Clubs. 

Hop Committee. Two Stripes. 



WILLARD JOHN HAMMOND 

Stillwater, Oklahoma 

"Will" "W.J." 

THE awe-inspiring presence of so many upper-classmen at 
the first plebe year chapel caused the trembling soloist to 
err, creating a stir that he has never forgotten. Nevertheless, 
his voice has been a pillar of support to the musical shows and 
the choir. Besides singing, Will crawls as only the lowest of 
reptiles can. He drags to all hops and tea-fights, but never 
under 3.5. His remaining hobby is bridge, there being, in his 
opinion, no better way of spending a rainy day. Although not 
a great savoir or even a star man, he has always made the 
grade and will undoubtedly continue to do so. 

Resigned. 




260 



SAVERIO FILIPPONE 

Washington, D. C. 

"Cy" "Fit" "Funny-bone" 

IT may be the disgusted radio owner asking "'Can you fix it, 
Cy?" More often the question is, "How does this Steam 
sketch work?" In either case the matter is quickly set aright. 
Cy's interest in the sea is evidenced by his eagerness to com- 
plete a sailing crew in any weather. It was during second class 
summer that he enlarged his nautical hobbies by taking com- 
mand of his canoe Filotta, and maybe that accounts for his 
locker-door full of femmes' pictures. Endowed with an earnest- 
ness that is sincere and a generosity that is unequalled, Fil 
will certainly succeed. 

Orchestra. Rifle 4, j, 2, 1. Log Staff. 
Star 4, 3, 2. Three Stripes. 










EDWARD KELLOGG SCOFIELD 

Potsdam, New York 

"Ed" "Sco" 

IT was nice youngster year to return to the room after a hop, 
and find my bed all made up; but second class summer threw 
a wrench into the works. A brunette from Washington, it 
seems, was responsible. By virtue of his ability to grasp the 
necessary knowledge at the last moment, he has always beaten 
old man academics. His pet hobby has been to go out and run, 
and beat the men who have been training all the while. Sailing 
and canoeing have occupied many of his spare moments. His 
loyalty and goodnaturedness will follow him into the fleet. 

Cross Country 4, }, 2, 1, cNc. 

Track 4, }, 2, j, N. 

Two Stripes. 



261 




SHIELDS GOODMAN 

Little Rock, Arkansas 

Goodie " " Shields " " Sammie 

SHIELDS hates to admit that he once hoped to enter West 
Point. Happily he outgrew that foolish idea and became a 
welcomed addition to our class. We soon came to marvel at 
his athletic and academic powers. Lack of weight and a back 
injury forced Goodie to give up football, but he still wielded 
a fast tennis racquet. Academics never worried him, as he 
could always crack an exam if necessary. Everyone who wanted 
information cornered Shields, for he had the latest scuttlebutt, 
knew the latest song hits, or could give the best advice on 
heart problems. 

Tennis 4, ), 2, 1. Pep Committee, 

Two Stripes. 




FRANCIS WALFORD INGLING 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
"Waffles" "Walford" 

AFTER trying in vain for three years to enter the "salty 
xA_ incubator," Waffles finally hit the spot with an appoint- 
ment and resolved then and there, to become "sea-going." For 
the first two years, the work seemed drab to him, but when he 
met Ordnance and Navigation, his interest flared and he found 
himself. Here is a man who is at once serious, jolly, generous, 
talkative, pensive, outspoken — in short, a contradictory per- 
sonality. But there are grounds for an excellent friendship such 
as we who have lived with him have found. 



ball 4, jj, 2, 1. 
Chairman, Pep Committee. 
One Stripe. 




262 



CLAY GOODLOE 
Washington, D. C. 

"Capt'n" "General" "Clay" 

THE goal appeared to be starring and swimming during 
plebe and youngster year. Since the beginning of second 
class year, a complete metamorphosis has occurred; he now 
ranks as a snake of the first water, and he hasn't missed a hop. 
The marvel is that the stars remain, and swimming still has a 
hold. Outwardly ruffled or irritated? Never! Methodical and 
thorough, Clay has never been known to waste time, energy, 
or material. Another thing: the Capt'n will argue on or explain 
almost any subject, academic or otherwise, at all times. 

Swimming 4, }, 2, 1. Kadio Club. 

Boat Club. Star 4, }, 2. 

Two Strifes. 




JOHNNY became known plebe summer for his fancy dance 
steps at the tea-fights. Plebe year — not always dragging — 
he took up fencing, easily made the team, then won his "N" 
youngster year. "Look what I got in Montreal, a shaving kit 
in a fountain pen case." This is only one of the gadgets, in- 
cluding knives from Tangiers and flashlights from Wool- 
worth's, with which he astounds us. Second class summer 
found him sailing in any weather; Smoke Park welcomed his 
roller skating during leisure hours. From his card indices, he 
should be able to write more enlightening textbooks for 
middies. 

Fencing 4, ), 2, 1, fNt. 
Two Striper. 



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FLETCHER HALE, JR. 

Laconia, New Hampshire 

"Flick" 

NOW where's my blou?" That introduces Flick with his 
slight leaning toward the absent-minded ranks. But he's 
generous; he'd give you the shirt off his back if he could find 
it. An undying love for jazz gets on everyone's nerves, but you 
can't be angry with him long. Overflowing with personality 
is this damn Yankee who makes friends as readily as he gets 
himself into jams. Through thick and thin, winter and sum- 
mer, academics and dragging, baseball remains his true love. 
Conscientious in everything, he is still always ready to join 
the fun. 

Baseball 4, }, 2, 1, N. 
Company Representative 2, 1. 
Two Stripes. 




ADRIAN WARWICK RICH 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

" Ade" "Rico" 

ADE first came to our attention during the bewildering days 
±\_ of plebe summer. His accomplishments on the track dis- 
tinguished him as a bright and shining light. In our four years, 
we have learned that track is not his only specialty. He is at 
home in any sort of athletics, and not so much at home in 
academics. He has the uncanny ability of being a rugged 
hombre and a perfect gentleman, all in the same breath. His 
friends are as numerous as the hairs on his head, and his ene- 
nies as few as the hairs on his chest. A great guy is the "Par- 
son's Son." 



Football 4, }. Track 4, ), 2, 
President, Trident Society. 



N. Hop Committee 
Three Stripes. 



264 



ALEXANDER GROVES, II 
Webster City, Iowa 

"Alex" "Sandy" 

SEVENTEEN years passed on the plains of Iowa furnish 
little foundation upon which one may draw pictures of a 
sea-faring life, but Sandy gambled the Academy against schol- 
arships just to prove that sailors are made, not born. His eager 
interest in the Navy and in what makes the wheels go 'round 
has proved his contention. Crew and his mandolin have helped 
him to more than fill the bare spaces of the daily routine. By 
his constant desire to do his best in everything, he has laid a 
strong foundation on which to build to the greatest heights 
in the Service. 

'Lightweight Crew 4, 3, 2, 1, NA. Radio Club. Mandolin Club. 
Christmas Card Committee. Two Strips. 




WOODROW MILTON KESSLER 

Athol, Massachusetts 

"Dutch" "Kess" "Bill" 

THIS salty seagoing ex-sailor's distaste for bilging out 
brought him at the end of his plebe year to such proximity 
to a star that academics have never since clouded his brow. 
Youngster year he produced the noisiest banjo-uke known and 
proceeded in his spare moments to amaze listeners with such 
choice bits as ' 'Somebody Stole My Gal. ' ' Although a confirmed 
Red Mike in Crabtown, he has been found to be a super-super 
through the mail. Radio operas and pre-reveille boning have 
been his anathemas. His loyalty and willing help have made 
him the best of pals. 

Lightweight Crew. 

Lucky Bag Staff. 

One Strife. 



265 




PAUL ELLSWORTH HARTMANN 
Brookline, Massachusetts 
Spud' ' 

IT is very difficult to find words with which to describe a 
fellow like Spud. He is one of those who possess the rare 
qualities of character which we all seek; to see these qualities 
combined in one individual is to know Spud. He became known 
as "Spud" on our youngster cruise because of his tremendous 
fondness for potatoes, but that can hardly be classed as a vice, 
for it seems to endow him with that mental power necessary 
to stand in the low numbers of his class. In this world, one 
could not ask for a better friend. 




HAVING a clear conception of what he wanted and know- 
ing how to get it, Mac soon found his mark high in our 
esteem. He is one of those very few having the priceless ability 
of making and keeping friendships. This alone will carry him 
far toward success, but Mac has more. A keen mind and a 
sense of humor will always be with him; his sound judgment 
will never fail him. Nor does he confine his activities to the 
serious side of life. Skill in athletics is also his, not to mention 
his attraction to the fair sex. 

Baseball j, z, i. 
One Stripe. 



266 



RICHARD HOLDEN 

Rutland, Vermont 

"Dick" 

DICK'S mania for seeing what makes things tick has kept 
his radio constantly "hors de combat," his typewriter 
always at the factory, and the Juice Department tearing hair 
at the high cost of electrical equipment. His ability to feign 
sleep until after reveille report, then rise and dress in nothing 
flat so that he can calmly enjoy a cigarette before breakfast, 
has marked him as a man of energy and conservation thereof. 
Dick's stock hits a new high when he finances your week-ends, 
tags your brick at the hop, then explains the Ordnance sketches 
Sunday night. 

Track 4, 3, 2, i. Musical Clubs Shows. Pep Committee. 




KENNETH EARL HANSON 

Graceville, Minnesota 
"Ken" "Swede" " Siveetie Pie" 

OF the progeny of Lief the Red, Ken naturally dropped his 
aspirations to a B.A. in favor of becoming a salt-crusted 
tar. By virtue of a well-graced locker door, he has maintained 
a fine four-year membership in the Flying Squadron. Although 
his athletic record has been impaired due to the constant 
meetings of the sub squad, his tennis, bridge, and basketball 
have remained unhampered. The calendar has yet to be for- 
midable enough to remove the grin from his face and to silence 
his inevitable "Oh Boy, another day!" 

Baseball 4, 3, 1. 
One Stripe. 



267 




FREDERICK JAMES HENDERICH 

St. Augustine, Florida 

"Freddy" "The Skipper" 

IET'S get a thirty-footer and go to Tahiti!" He is an old 
u salt, full of adventurous tales. Having mastered every 
feature of the old sailing ships along Florida's breezy shores, 
the Skipper came to fathom the mysteries of the modern war- 
ship. Studies hard? No. A few minutes on a lesson, a couple 
of letters to his beloved ones, and then, "break out the chess 
or cards." He will harmonize with anyone on any tune in spite 
of protests. Rough-and-tumble is his favorite sport. His 
crowded locker door, together with his many friendships, 
attest to his personality. 

Football 4. 
Two Strifes. 



GORDON GRAHAM MATHESON 

Cheraw, South Carolina 

Gordy " " Matty " " Christy 

ASOUTH'NER? Anyone can see ! Carrying with him all the 
. carefree romanticism of the aristocratic South, he has 
never failed to win his goal, even if it was only getting out 
of a week-end watch. He is inherently a great lover of music, 
and early morning finds him singing in a deep bass. The same 
power with which he drives a baseball soaring over the heads 
of the fielders finds itself equally at home in his gloved fist. 
Perhaps it is this power, otherwise applied, that has won for 
him many admiring friends wherever he has gone. 



'all 4, ;, 2, 7, N. Boxing 4. 
Hop Committee 2. 
Three Stripes. 



268 



HEROLD ALOYSIUS HARVESON 

Lake Charles, Louisianna 

"Al" "Harvie" 

REMEMBER the dark-haired fellow who was always try- 
_ ing something new; the plebe who had the Regiment 
standing on their chairs when he danced in the mess hall? The 
boy who was to be found right in the middle of the fun? 
Well — that's Al ! Although he was reciting "Christmas in the 
Messhall" for the second time at youngster Christmas, after 
the horizontal-bar had won the first round with him, his 
spirits were still high. Earring only the occasional discussion 
on the pronunciation of "Loo-weez'-iana," the four years with 
Al have been really enjoyable. 

Gym }. Fencing 4. Stage Gang 4, 3 

Two Stripes. 




JOHN GERARD HUGHES 

Bayonne, New Jersey 

"Huey" "Huggs" "Jerry" "(j-gO" 

OWNERSHIP of a small sailboat on the Jersey coast sound- 
ed the call of the sea that brought Jerry to us. Since then, 
sailing and Eddie Duchin's piano have failed to interfere with 
his mastery of Old Man Academics. Despite the fact that stars 
did not fall upon his full dress, Jerry scared them each year 
with marks dangerously near 3.4. Never were days and weeks 
so long as those just preceding the week-end ' 'she" was coming 
down. A ready wit and an even temper make Jerry's presence 
unique and pleasant — everywhere. 

Manager, Basketball 4, _?, 2. Cross Country 4. 

Reception Committee 2. 

Two Stripes. 



269 




WILLIAM ANTHONY HOPPIN HOWLAND 

Ashville, North Carolina 

" Hoppin" 

DESPITE six years of training at Kent among the rigors 
of New England, Hoppin, accustomed to the milder 
climate of North Carolina, has never been acclimated to the 
harshness of Maryland's weather. When not actively engaged 
in one of his many sports, he is usually found in his room well 
bundled up reading, or more likely, sleeping. For although 
academics have never bothered Hoppin, reveille always has. 
His strenuous sport program has left him little spare time, 
but he has made good use of that which he did have, as his 
host of friends will testify. 

Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1. Boat Club. 
One Stripe. 



WALTER LOUIS PHALER 

Rochester, New York 
"Walt" 

WALT came to us from the great metropolis of Rochester. 
Having been in the Naval Reserve, he is quite an old 
salt, and this seamanship comes easy. He might come near 
starring in everything except Dago if he studied, and as it is 
he gets by without any trouble. He has tried his hand at 
several forms of athletics, but water polo seems to be his forte. 
Walt has no vices except dragging, in which he certainly over 
indulges. He has yet to miss a hop. He will certainly stay in 
the Navy until he is retired at sixty-three. 

Soccer 4, 3, 2, 1. Water Polo 4, 3, 2, 1. 
Boat Club. 
One Stripe. 




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JOHN BORDEN HESS 
Portland, Oregon 

"Johnny" 

A STIFF breeze, a flowing sea, a sturdy sailboat, a pipe — and 
.John is all set for a Sunday afternoon. His preference in 
sea going craft runs to sailboats, but he is at home on a battle- 
ship, too. At the Academy, John has been a most genial com- 
panion. He is rather quiet but is always a welcome addition 
to a card game or bull session. Studies don't bother him and 
rarely does he complain of them, not even Steam or Ordnance. 
In fact he really enjoys Nav P-works ! In choosing the Navy as 
a career, Johnny has found his true calling. 

Reception Committee. Radio Club. Boat Club. 

Log Staff. Lucky Bag Staff. 

One Stripe. 




JACK stowed away his golf clubs and squirrel gun, and made 
the trek south. In spite of his natural laziness, he found 
things pretty much a cinch after a spell at M.I.T. A great lover 
of Renaissance art and music, he was virtually a patron saint 
when it came to operatic recordings. Cross country hiking and 
golf were his two remaining passions. During the first three 
years, he hiked from Bay Ridge to the Grand Corniche, but 
with first class year Jack returned to his love, golf. His cheer- 
ful good nature and ready supply of chow have made him a 
true wife. 

Star 4. 
G. P. 0. 



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ROSS JEAN KONCHAR 

Chicago, Illinois 

"Whitey" 

WHEN we first saw Ross, we thought that he was perhaps 
a little too young to be entering the Academy with us. 
We soon learned that his baby-face was a mask on a very keen 
and crafty fellow. After first contacting Ross we discovered, 
too, that he had slightly radical leanings, and sometimes ap- 
peared not to cooperate. After some thought and effort, we 
managed to rub his fur the right way and so have in our 
possession a valuable friend and willing fellow worker of the 
most intelligent variety. We're all for you, 1 Ross. 

Resigned. 



BETHEL VEECH OTTER 

Louisville, Kentucky 

"Red" 

A CONGENIAL Southerner to the last drop, Red trudged 
into Maryland from the Blue Grass region and proceeded 
immediately to forget about women and horses through ab- 
sorption in the burning desire to become a hairy-chested, deep- 
lunged man-o'-warsman, and turned for inspiration to the 
weatherbeaten disciples of the deep-sea schools. Yet strangely 
inconsistent with this philosophy is his devotion at the altar 
of Terpischore. One glance at him in Dahlgren will dissolve 
all doubts — eyes closed in ecstasy, dreamy smile on his lips, 
wafting a comely brunette gently thither and about. 

Football 4, $. Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1. 
G. P. 0. 




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WALTER SHIPSTEAD REID 

Georgeville, Minnesota 

"Walt" 

WALT may be from Minnesota, but don't dare infer that 
he's a Swede; his blonde Norwegian Viking blood will 
boil. Full of fun, almost to a dangerous degree, Walter has 
sailed through life encountering nothing capable of removing 
that merry twinkle from his blue eyes. Neither the annual en- 
counter with the sub squad nor the trial and strain of a re-exam 
has left its mark on his sunny disposition. Walter has a peculiar 
knack of having 4.0's fall madly in love with him, but his 
heart remains true to but one. That old Reid spirit will surely 
carry Walt through. 



Soccer 4, j, 2, 1 



Reception Committee . 
One Strife. 




JOHN WASHINGTON KING 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

"Johnny" 

FROM the Southland where men are men and really radiate 
their personality came Johnny, small of stature, but big 
of heart. Just like a Southern Colonel, Johnny sits and watches 
the maneuvering world go by. And out of that world what 
gets King is the gals. How to distribute his time between 
boning and loving the girls is Johnny's eternal question. A 
regular Navy wife, but what's more a staunch and loyal pal 
to a roommate who likes to pour forth his unutterable and 
worldy woes, he's always ready to lend assistance, be it in 
Steam or drags. 

Wrestling 4. Orchestra 4, 3. 
tion Committee. Hop Committee. 
Two Stripes. 



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CEDRIC HUDSON KUHN 
Waldoboro, Maine 

"Cedric" "Dutch" 

COMING from the seafaring atmosphere of the rugged 
northeastern coast, Dutch is, notwithstanding, a Latinist 
and withal no mean scholar of the French. Moreover, he is 
peerless in the aristocratic sport of squash racquets. His literary 
tastes are exemplified by a record established youngster year: 
concurrently reading 14 different serials in 7 different periodi- 
cals. Responding to five mispronunciations of his name, Cedric 
serenely faces life following his own system of rigid self- 
conservation which requires an appreciable time of each day 
spent horizontally. 




THOMAS LIVINGSTON TURNER 
Washington, D. C. 

"Tom" "Livvy" 

SUNDAY afternoon, gloomy and dismal with Maryland fog 
and rain; Tom is philosophizing on the benefits of a cheer- 
ful, sunshiny climate. For three years, he has longed for a land 
of perpetual warmth, and at present is in the market for a 
pleasant South Sea Island. But procrastination forms no part 
of his character. Athletically active, scholastically prominent, 
and socially eminent, Tom has led an exceedingly full life. To 
many, Tom will be remembered as the champion taker of de- 
layed exams; to a lucky few, as a connoisseur of fine foods. 

Lacrosse 4, }, 2. Star 4. 
One Stripe. 



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FRED EDWIN KREIKENBAUM 

Chicago, Illinois 
"Fritz" "Murphy" "Kringeline" 

WE find Fritz of the quiet, steady going type, in spite of 
his origin in the big city where stories of gangsters 
abound. He prides himself more on neatness and appearance 
than any other middie in the Hall. His trim German haircuts 
have won him numerous admirers among the fairer sex. Fritz 
is a sandblower, but that didn't prevent him from making 
himself known in the boxing ring and with the 150-pound 
crew. Nor has he shown any neglect toward his academics, 
for he has been continually looking forward to the day when 
he would be one of Uncle Sam's best ensigns. 





RALPH ANSON SMITH 

Hackettstown, New Jersey 

Beagle 

FROM little Hackettstown came the savoir, Beagle Smith,- — 
good-natured, conscientious, and pleasantly mischievous. 
Never completely braced up, Beagle always succeeded in out- 
witting anyone who attempted to run him. Ever ready to help, 
he has saved many a classmate from the academic board. 
However, his one weakness is women; after each hop he enters 
into a long reverie about some femme. He soon recovers, but 
only in time to have the next hop bring more entrancement. 
His ease for making friends and a willingness to work hard 
will carry him to the top. 

Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 1, N, Captain 1. 

Class Vice-President 2. 

Three Stripes. 



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STEPHEN GERARD LAWRENCE 

Babylon, Long Island, New York 

"Steve" 

COMING to the Naval Academy was just a change from 
one boat to many for this saltiest of salts. However, 
aviation has always been his great dream, hobby, and ambi- 
tion. Anytime he hears the distant purr of an aircraft motor, 
he can tell you the manufacturer, number of cylinders, throttle 
setting, and air speed ! The fair sex and athletics? The story is 
briefly told — one girl and one sport — the O. A. O. and football ! 
Dependable, level-headed, and gifted with a sunny disposition 
and a wealth of common sense, Steve is bound to "go places 
and do things." 




ARTHUR JOHNSTON STUART 

Littleton, Massachusetts 

"Art" "Jeb" "Stu" 

HAVING served a long apprenticeship in his own canoe, 
Art came to the Academy to fit himself to command a 
man-of-war, and a marvelous job has he done of it. A versa- 
tility akin to genius in the cultural pursuits of life, not merely 
for self-appreciation, but also with the welfare of the human 
race at heart, has marked him as a man apart from most of us. 
Our first leave brought Art and the girl of his dreams together. 
Since then, his chief pastime has been writing to her, but 
wrestling and bridge absorb much of his time. 

Manager, Wrestling j, 2, 7, wNt. 

Reception Committee 2. 

Two Stripes. 




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CHARLES EMORY LAKE 

Rockville, Maryland 

"Jack" "Charlie" 

JACK saw duty in the Marines before he joined the ranks of 
the third platoon. He is one of those persons who take an 
interest in everything, whether work or play. His chief aim 
is aviation, and model airplanes are his hobby. The soccer 
field is the scene of action for Jack in the fall, and he spends 
his winter and spring afternoons on the rifle range. We often 
wonder where he gets his abundance of good nature. He never 
appears disturbed about anything, an assurance that Jack will 
always get the best out of life. 

Soccer 4, 2, 1. 

Small Bore Rifle 2. 

Two Stripes. 




FRED RISING NEWELL, JR. 

Brattleboro, Vermont 

"Bud" "Fred" 

VERMONT may be held responsible for Fred's six feet two 
of shortness. The change of climate here hasn't affected 
his productivity of jokes and ideas, for Bud has many novel 
ideas from perpetual motion machines to flying torpedoes. 
Whatever it may be, he has his own easy way of doing and 
enjoying it. Golf and crew are his special joys, and he has a 
special manner in performing both. If Fred can't dig up some 
fun, everyone might as well go home. A committee man? 
Certainly ! Fred is the best brain trustee that ever descended 
from the hills of New England. 

Crew 4, }, 2, 1. R' ,l g Committee. 
Two Stripes. 



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CHARLES ALDEN NASH, JR. 

Saginaw, Michigan 
Charlie " " Chuck " " Peaches 

AT first it was a glittering uniform that he wanted, now it 
JDl. is a ship of his own. Towards that goal Charlie -has been 
struggling for some time, but he is still listed with those who 
must carry not-under-command lights in the pool. Academics 
seem to come naturally and seldom is there a D. O. who knows 
his name, so Chuck has dropped the worries of the rest of us 
and taken to enjoying life. However, he is available to explain 
the secrets of a Steam cycle or a Juice prob, and he makes a 
mighty good fourth at bridge. 




THOMAS JOSEPH PEARSALL 

Bay City, Michigan 

"Tommy" 

FROM the presidency of his high school French society to a 
position of honor among the members of "Le Cercle Fran- 
cais" of the Naval Academy which sees its roll posted each 
Saturday P. M. was but a step. Never disheartened, however, 
Tommy looks forward to the day that English will be the 
universal language. Youngster year the poet in Tommy found 
expression in a May Day celebration that was heralded a suc- 
cess by even the Executive Department. Aside from such pranks, 
Tommy finds ample time to make himself a welcome and 
competent addition to any discussion. 



Cross Country 4, }, 2 



Boat Club. 
One Stripe. 



Black N. 



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WILLIAM BARTON MASON, JR. 

Orange, Virginia 

"Billy" "Punchy" "Rosebud" 

THOUGH at first a military career had been Bill's aspira- 
tion, one visit to Annapolis decided him in favor of the 
first line of defense. Early in plebe summer, he displayed his 
love of physical activity. Since then he has used his leisure 
moments to play football and baseball, and in offseason to get 
a workout boxing or playing basketball. Vowing from the 
time he toted his first laundry bag of gear up three decks that 
a fireplace was more to be desired than life in the Navy, Bill 
nevertheless is secretly a true salt. Witness the rolling gait 
that he exhibits. 

Football 4, 3, 2, t, N. Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1, N. 

Two Stripes. 




IIVING on the banks of Lake Erie, Walt got the idea he'd 
j like to be a sailor boy. Water polo, swimming, crew, 
touch football, and Cosmo have been his means of passing 
away time. Not the most notorious snake in our class, Stence 
has done pretty well by himself in a quiet sort of way. His 
chief ambition has been the acquisition of a southern drawl 
(ten easy lessons from the corridor boy) to spring on the 
O. A. O. back home. A good guy to room with, study with, 
or go on a party with, life in the Navy should be right down 
Walt's alley. 

Water Polo 4. Lightweight Crew 4, 3, 2. 
Reception Committee 2. One Stripe. 



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ALBEN COTNER ROBERTSON 

Fulton, Kentucky 
"Al" "Kobby" 

ROBBY is a rosy-cheeked, cheerful sort of person. He soon 
_ showed a very marked tendency toward what he main- 
tains to be the traditional policy of Kentuckians; he is a 
dyed-in-the-wool snake, and hopes some day to find the ideal 
girl- — by the process of elimination. His academic efficiency is 
high; he gets a gratifying output with a minimum of input. 
Next to love for femininity, Robby's worst fault is his passion 
for playing radios and crooning to the accompaniment pro- 
vided. He is a master of the tennis racquet and the golf club, 
a bridge expert, and a smooth dancer. 



Golf 3, 2, I. 



Gym 4, }, 2, i. Star. 
Oik Strife. 



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THOMAS HENRY SEITZ 

Sommerville, New Jersey 
"Tommy" "Tuffy" "Tom" 

IT didn't take Tommy's classmates long to discover that he 
was a worthy addition to the class of '37. One of the first 
qualities which they found in him, and perhaps the most out- 
standing, was his extreme unselfishness and willingness to help 
others over the rough spots. Although he has been seen with 
a few young ladies, he does not often trouble himself with 
them. He usually spends his week-ends perfecting his tennis 
stroke and working on the flying rings. When it comes to 
studies, Tommy spends a few minutes mastering the funda- 
mentals, and that is enough. 

Gym 4, }, 2, 1. 
Two Stripes. 




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JAMES STEPHEN O'ROURKE 

Lowell, Massachusetts 

"Jimmie" 

JIMMY is a true son of Erin. His first disappointment in life 
occurred plebe year when he found that in the Navy not 
even an Irishman could wear the traditional green on Saint 
Patrick's day. Aside from his recognized athletic activities, 
Jim has been one of the mainstays of the sub squad. Great was 
the rejoicing when he finally passed. Jimmie has never suc- 
cumbed to feminine influence; he's a confirmed Red Mike. He 
has, however, a great love for the plebes, and is always the 
center of an admiring group. 




EDWARD DEAN SPRUANCE 

At Large 

"Captain" "Ed" 

A PIPE, a knockabout floating lazily over Narragansett Bay, 
_ and Ed lounging at the tiller give us a picture of this 
likable Navy junior in his leisure moments. We have heard 
for these many years his plans to conquer the world, but it is 
our idea that he will stop only when he flies his own 4-star 
flag. But intermingled with ideas, plans, an occasional work- 
out, and the usual griping, have been many moments of fun. 
Many a dull hour has been changed into a lively session when 
Ed got disgusted with Ordnance or Steam. 

Radio Club. 
Three Stripes. 



281 




BRUCE DELBERT SKIDMORE 

Lansing, Michigan 

"Skid" 

QUIET, cool, and unhurried, Skid gains just about what 
he desires, whether it be a seat in the crew or a pretty 
girl's affections. Although a first section man, Skid gives 
Colliers and Cosmo more weight than Nav and Steam. He likes 
good music, good companions, and a good time. Don't argue 
with him politically, because you can't win. Skid hopes to 
become a naval attache, and has all the natural requisites for 
the duty. Not entirely intellectual, he has developed through 
naval training a fast left jab, a strong pipe, and an undue 
discrimination in rating the fair sex. 

Crew 4, j, 2, I. Star z. 

Two Stripes. 



RAY LIVINGSTON VROOME 

New York, New York 

"Ray" 

ALTHOUGH slow in speech and action and easy-going in 
11 manner, Ray packs a lot of energy in that long frame of 
his. He can be found almost any afternoon on the tennis courts 
or in the boxing room. He has done considerable flying, and 
sees the navy in terms of its aviation units. Ray has a tendency 
to leave things 'til tomorrow. His refusal to worry preserves 
his constant good nature, for which we are thankful. Ray's 
most envied accomplishment is taking quick showers and still 
getting in his nap in those wee minutes before formation. 

G. P. 0. 




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FRANCIS CLYDE RYDEEN 

Norfolk, Virginia 

"Frank" 

HAVE you ever heard of Norfolk? Well, it's some podunk 
down the bay that is used by the Navy as a supply 
station. Anyway, this guy Rydeen whom I have lived with 
these four years claims to come from there. In all other matters, 
he seems to be fairly rational. He is even tempered, for, at least, 
no serious physical injuries have been inflicted on me. He is 
athletically minded, but restricts himself to company sports, 
claiming he gets more exercise. The word "girl" is not in his 
vocabulary. He has dragged once since being here, yet claims 
to be a Don Juan. 

Football 4. 
Three Stripes. 




WILLIAM JENNINGS STOCKMAN 
Centralia, Illinois 

"Bill" "Stock" 

BILL became interested in the Navy while puttering about 
in the home town reservoir. So Illinois sent another good 
man to the Academy. He always has that extra tube of tooth- 
paste which comes in so handy until I draw my requisition 
tomorrow. He can't wait until the latest magazine is published. 
He doesn't mind hearing our alarm clock ringing long before 
reveille every Sunday morning. He wrestles with the best, 
plays a fine game of handball, and was the sax champ of Illinois. 
What makes him the best of wives is the fact that he left his 
sax back home in Centralia. 

Resigned. 



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ROGER BLAKE WOODHULL 

San Antonio, Texas 

"Rog" "Woody" 

THE great Woodhull migration from Texas to California 
gave Roger his first sight of the sea. A few years later, a 
typhoon in China gave him his first taste of the sea. In the 
last four years, as an Annapolitan, he has left his impression 
on those around him as one of the more fortunate of the ninety- 
five per-cent: a savoir, striper, and a-letter-a-day-man. With 
his capabilities a Construction Corps appointment is not out 
of the question. But he's salty — and will undoubtedly end up 
as a barnacled admiral in the line. 

Manager, Boxing 4, ;, 2, 1, bNt. Soccer 4, 5. Lacrosse 4, }. 

Hop and King Dance Committees . N. A. C. A. Council 1. 

Star 4~ 1, 2. Fine Stripes. 



MICHAEL CLARENCE WILSON 

Worcester, Massachusetts 

" Polska" "Mike" "Greek" 

MIKE came here from Worcester Tech, much to the plebes' 
regret, for his favorite questions were on the order of 
"Who is the ping pong coach at 'Wooster' Tech?" He starred 
plebe year just to show the boys that he could. He'll gladly 
bet on almost anything, and usually wins. Aside from bridge 
and poker, which he plays to perfection, his favorite hobby 
is trying to convince his many femmes of the advantages of 
dragging with the fourth battalion. At heart, though, he's 
always been true to one. Mike's generous and cheery nature 
brings him many friends. 

Resigned. 



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NEWELL EDWARD THOMAS 

Kaufman, Texas 

"Ned" "Bugle" "Flash" 

ONE warm day in June, 1933, there were weepings and 
wailings on the Texas plains, as a favorite denizen de- 
parted. Ned arrived at this hallowed institution full of a de- 
termination to do well in all branches — academic, athletic, 
and recreational. And he has succeeded. The Flash is a valuable 
asset on anybody's football or track team, but unlike many 
other athletic stars, he has continued his conquests in academic 
fields. Such prowess might well justify a little head enlarge- 
ment, but not so with Ned. He's still the same good egg he 
was when he entered. 

Football 4, jj, 2, /, N. Track 4, ), 2, 1. 
Star 4, 3, 2. Three Stripes. 





ROBERT SOULE WILLEY 

Bogalusa, Louisianna 

"Bob" 

COMING from the land of bayous and thick steaks, and 
where "wine, women, and song" has been the motto 
since the first Frenchman set foot there, Bob's first encounter 
with the Navy was with the high grade fuel oil the Louisian- 
nians call coffee. He happens to be one of those luckier few who 
star, but has devoted most of his time to recreation and sleep- 
ing; in fact, sleeping is his recreation. However, a good work- 
out followed by a dinner designed for three men serves to keep 
him up to par. There's no need of predicting his future for 
that will take care of itself. 

Manager, Soccer 4, ), 2, 1, aNf. Lucky Bag Staff. 
Company Representative. Star 4, 3, 2. Two Stripes 



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COLLISION CASES 



FOURTH CLASS YEAR 



William G. Abbott 
Wayne R. Abbott 
Strong Boozer 
Given A. Brewer 
Paul S. Burger 
Andrew L. Burgess 
John D. Byrne 
Gates Castle 
Gerald F. Child 
Alto B. Clark 
Harold V. Cleveland 
Fred H. Covington 
Albert L. Cox, Jr. 
Race F. Crane 
Thomas J. Crowe 
Albert W. Crowei.l 
Robert E. Cutts 
Jack D. Dillard, Jr. 
Charles E. Essex, Jr. 
Frank W. Evans, Jr. 
Jack M. Evans 
Robert M. Fenn 
Dixon D. Fiske 
William D. Geary, Jr. 
Richard S. Harlan 
Carl W. Hughes 
Robert L. Jacobs 
Donald W. B. Kelley 
Paul B. Kelly 
Harry F. Klein 
Herman T. Krol 
Lawrence A. Lanphier 



John W. Lawrence 
Paul C. Lovelace 
Herbert W. Lyda 
Alden W. McDaniel 
George E. Meeks 
Roger B. Merritt 
Charles S. Moffett 
James H. Moran, Jr. 
Robert J. Morgan 
George E. Morrissey 
George F. Neel, Jr. 
Robert B. Nelson 
James A. Petree 
Wilson C. Phillips 
John F. C. Pollock 
Jackson H. Raymer 
Anthony F. Rose 
Daniel W. Scott 
Frank P. Shelburne 
Raymond Shile 
Robert S. Shropshire 
William J. Sims 
Walter D. Snyder, Jr. 
Thomas A. S. Steele, Jr. 
Royal E. Stuart 
Charles A. Stump 
Howard W. Taylor 
Walter B. Tomlinson 
John D. Townsend 
Thomas Washington, Jr. 
Cecil R. Welte 
Wendell H. Williams 



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COLLISION CASES 




THIRD CLASS YEAR 



Charles J. Andres 
Charles R. Calhoun 
Frank R. Edrington 
Peter A. Ehrman 
Harold G. Etchen 
Ellis H. Frank 
Lee A. Goss 
James S. Greene, Jr. 
Robert C. Gregor 



Norton L. Jeffers 
Harold G. Leith 
Joseph K. McLaughlin, Jk 
Justin M. Miller, Jr. 
Stephen B. Morrissey 
John N. Myers 
Malcolm J. Odell 
Stanley S. Paist, Jr. 
Leopold R. Tilburne 



SECOND CLASS YEAR 



George W. Armijo, Jr. 
George P. Carroll 
George F. M. Chase 
Lathrop B. Clapham, Jr. 
James H. Deese 
Willard J. Dye 
Paul F. Foley 
Robert I. Hale 



John P. Hexter 
Prentiss W. Jackson 
Lloyd C. Johnson 
Robert W. Mc Williams 
William H. Reynolds, Jr. 
Richard C. Smart 
Theodore J. Vincent, Jr. 



FIRST CLASS YEAR 



Morgan H. Baldwin, Jr. 
Marion L. Cooper, Jr. 
Warner C. Ely 
John N. Faville 
George H. Foster 
Raymond M. Foster 
Wesley E. Gwatkin 
Willard J. Hammond 
William B. Harmuth 
James R. Holden 
Ross J. Konchar 



Stephen G. Lawrence 
Alexander Michelson, Jr. 
Robert J. Pritchard 
Dorrance S. Radcliffe 
William J. Stockman 
John G. Sullivan 
Edward C. Watters 
John T. Wettack 
Michael C. Wilson 
Ambrose G. Witters 



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have been crammed with events, the story 
of which is pictured in this section. Cruises 
and classes, drills and D. O.'s, hops and 
horse-play have marked our course from 
rags to riches and back to rags. Parades, 
football trips, visits to foreign lands, and 
four glorious June Weeks culminate in the 
goal toward which we have been striving 
—graduation. Our hopes are for the future, 
but our memories will always wander back 
to those happy years along the Severn. 




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1JULY, 1933- And st iU they come, from far and near, a 
tidal wave of would-be sailors. From the farm, the city, 
and the fleet, '37 draws its nucleus, and starts its journey 
through the Academy. It was one awful plebe summer. 
When they were done finger printing us, we were led away 
to the new room. Bare, forbidding walls painted yellow, 
with a green base — the green bench, of which we would hear 
more later. In one corner, a basin. Two beds, not so uncom- 
fortable looking. So this was Annapolis. We were midship- 
men. Once to each of us, there comes this thrill. The smell 
of India ink still brings back a terrible, hectic memory. 
There are other odors, like that human perspiration, as we 
drilled, and marched, and rowed, under this same hot sun 
beating upon the Severn. Our life became the thing 






Hot, Tired and 
Hungry 



What Will 
She Say? 



Squeeze, 
Lads 



Names Make 
News 



Infantry Was 
Great 





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You Bilged 
That One 



Math and 
Mensuration 



Set Taut, 
Hearties 




This, Too, 
Was Great 



Never Again — 
Works to Chapel 



apart that is a disciplinary necessity. Our path lay before 
us, straight and narrow. Company athletics and Saturday 
night movies became our recreation, books and regulations 
the meat of our existence. Woven through the swift-slow 
parade of months, like bright threads in the loom, are many 
impressions of plebe summer. . . . The scene was a Wednesday 
evening Executive Lecture in Smoke Hall. Commander 
Smith was speaking: "I want every one of you to observe 
the man on your right, then the man on your left. Of the 
three, only two will graduate from the Naval Academy. 
One will not make the grade. Gentlemen of the Class of 
Thirty-Seven, don't let that one be you. ..." The extreme 
Leftists in our class, a minority unorganized but powerful, 
had to have their fun. They started the inter-company strife. 






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They 'were the ones, the easy-going, good-time Charlies 
who inaugurated the water fights. The five per cent to end 
all five per cents had to break out the fire-hose one night. 
Officer of the Watch Hank was seen through dreary, re- 
bellious eyes, as we stood at attention for two hours in 
bathrobes. . . . Sleep was just a luxury for civilians. And 
the officers we came to know. A tribute now, to the legend 
of the Big Bad Wolf, who had the good sense and judgment 
to use the rod and save the child. "Five hours!" "Ten 
hours!" It mattered little, but the memory lingers on. 
What officers can expect midshipman duty without being 
nicknamed? There was the Beagle, who spared neither rod 
nor child, Lighthorse Harry, Uncle John, and a dozen more. 
Who fails to remember that day when — we formed on the 













'37 Reports 
For Duty 



Dot's A Fine 
Piece Of Goods 



Cut 'Em 
Square, Mister 



Amateur Edisons 
At Work 



Goody, Goody, 
Pie Race 





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All-American 
Cheering Section 



seaward terrace at high noon, with cuffs hanging out, and 
hearts beating fast, and marched under the colonnade to 
Buchanan Road. We turned right beneath the trees and the 
sun and then at Stribling Walk we turned right again 
into a mass formation before Tecumseh. We were being 
presented to the Regiment. We came suddenly to attention. 
"Sir, The Class of Nineteen Thirty-Seven reports for duty." 
From there we marched to the messhall for our first meal 
with the Regiment, one we'll never forget. Later we realized 
that plebes went to the messhall merely to see that there was 
plenty of food for the first class, and to keep them amused. 
Eating was something plebes did only when there was 
nothing else for them to do. Then we disappeared into the 
privation they call Plebe Year. Thirty-Four was a good 



Official 
Business 



I Just 

Dusted, Sir 





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class — they knew how to handle plebes. They taught us 
plenty, more than we care to know. Relics of old '34, with 
its all-time z P. O.'s, are still sung in the messhall. Plebes 
raise their voices high, just like we used to, on these old 
songs. Remember: "I Am a Good Old Rebel" followed and/ 
or preceded by "Marching Through Georgia" and then 
infinity for not making enough noise to suit the high and 
mighty? We whipped Notre Dame in football that year 7-0. 
That was a day. It was a victory born of inspiration. The 
victory broke the Baltimore Jinx, passed down to the 
Regiment from the mists of time. On Christmas leave we 
did the things that men will do, and why not? Even if we 
hadn't come of age, for we had not yet escaped from youth 
and its urge to be extreme, we did what was expected of us. 





Not A 
Bad Haul 



Messenger ! 
Messenger ! 



Recreation is 
Not tor Me 



The Gripe 
Session 



Saturday 
Nights 





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Try It 
on a Necktie 



Lest 
We Forget 



Gastritis 
is Born 




Why Wasn't 
I in '01? 



Distant, Aloof, 
and Envious 



The spirit was willing and the flesh didn't have time to 
become weak. So, into those nine short days we packed 
wine, and song, and women. We danced their latest dances 
and sang, "Annie Doesn't Live Here Any More.'' We har- 
monized on "You're Gonna Lose Your Gal." And of course 
we fell in love, madly, irrevocably. We were ready for it. 
Time was working on us even then. We thought we were 
growing up. "You are granted leave — until 1800, 1 January, 
1934." Afterward, how cold the wind, how sharp the 
nights, even with two blankets, 'overcoat and rainclothes, 
how bleak and long the months until June. It was getting 
boring, this eight months Hell Week. We steeled ourselves. 
We bogged down like a football team with its back to the 
wall. We did anything to forget, because a watched pot 





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never boils. We went out for sports, studied harder, wrote 
more letters, read more books. We hit the pap, we lost our 
liberty. But the days were getting longer, and the outside 
formations were starting again. White cap covers -were an 
epic in themselves. The Youngsters went up a notch in this 
towering ladder of rates, and as compensation, we went 
down. '36 assumed their first real measure of authority over 
us, a coup we were later to regret. After Easter, though, 
things were different. The winter was broken. Cruise orders 
were being published, and cruise scuttlebutt flew thick and 
fast. We were going to S. A. There would be a two months 
cruise. We were going to the West Coast and Hawaii. 
Meanwhile infantry was revived. We marched again to 
martial music, and the reign of terror (so we thought) 





Saturday 
Afternoons Only 



Full Dress 

Initiation 



Cuckoo ! 
Cuckoo ! 



Serious Minded 



Throw a Brace, 
Mister Gish ! 





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Nothing Akin 
to Labor 



Ready in 

the Butts 



Better Use 
a Towel 




Getting 
Autographs 



The Happiest 
Men Alive 



was coming to an end. At the June Ball, our first Naval 
Academy hop, we learned why the upper classes are so 
strangely silent on Sunday mornings. Our let down was to 
be more terrific that night than ever since. Now, when it is a 
memory, it is difficult to sift the truth from the imagination. 
Some of the places we say we slept that last night of our 
plebe year were Cutter Sheds, Gymnasium roof, behind 
locker, on top of locker, inside locker, closet shelf, or not 
at all. We all had one or more showers that night. We 
watched from the air while old '34 got their diplomas, but 
it was the last of infinity and we knew it. And when 
those three-stripers were graduated, we sat back upon the 
softest wooden bench in the world. We had won our right 
to carry on. Plebe Year was over. 





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THE beginning of Youngster Year gave us a rude awak- 
ening. We had thought that the physical hardships of 
a midshipman's life ended with "no more Plebes" and our 
mad snake dance about the Herndon Monument — but we 
only thought. We were quick to learn that one Plebe Year 
is followed by one Youngster Cruise. All of us, except the 
ex-enlisted men and the vicious five per cent, were novices 
at the art of swinging hammocks, so most of us went to sleep 
that first night at sea with our toes tucked under our chins. 
We dozed off easily, after the strenuous workout we had 
from sunrise to sunset on the day of embarcation, but at 
that first five-thirty reveille, we awoke to find and feel that 
the old spine had been stretched beyond its elastic limit. 
At first we eyed the morning "Joe" with misgivings, but 



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soon we accepted it gratefully, for only this blackest and 
strongest of all liquids could really awaken us. To work 
before breakfast is an unbelievable thing, but that is what 
we did. We accepted our status, that of workingman third, 
and worked hard to complete our "chores" — the daily 
scrubbing of decks, shining of bright work, etc., ad infinitum 
— until we learned that it was time to be killed and not 
work to be done. We became expert in the art of appearing 
to work and accomplishing little. Yet it cannot be denied 
that work was welcome at times. Though our woes reached 
their height on Fridays, and the friction of the holystone 
on wooden deck added a weight to our hearts as well as 
to our bodies, working and sweating in the hot sun gave a 
feeling of well-being when the day was done. After ham- 



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Historic Tower 
of London 



Pie Race — 
With Prizes 



Great 
American Pastime 



Villefranche 



Ambition 
Itself 





mocks we listened to the music of far away orchestras; 
thoughts of far away people came to us. And after we had 
watched the same movie we had seen three years before 
with the high school O. A. O. and had listened to the dole- 
ful strains of "A Thousand Good Nights," we spread out 
the roll we called bedding, lay under the stars and for a 
few short hours could forget reality. We learned that the 
academic year begins in June instead of September. The 
Steam Department sent on the cruise their special repre- 
sentatives, who administered to us our first dose of "sketch 
and describe." Many a lovely moonlight night was spent 
in the fire room, engine room, or pump rooms tracing pipes 
in the bilges and quizzing the enlisted men for answers to 
the questions in our confounded note books. After two long 



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weeks at sea we sighted good old Bishop Rock light, which 
marked our approach to the first foreign port and the end 
of the first leg of the cruise, England! How good solid land 
looked again, even if it was only a rocky coast. Then came 
our first leave in a foreign land, and what a leave! The 
majority of us were attracted to London. In the big city 
we made up for the many uneventful hours spent at sea. 
By day we saw the sights, Westminster Abbey, Houses of 
Parliament, The Tower, on down to The Old Curiosity 
Shop. By night we saw the best of London night life at 
The Kit Kat Club and Prince's Brasserie. Every minute of 
our time was occupied, even when we were members of the 
duty section and only rated afternoon and evening liberty. 
The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Lady Astor, and the Royal 



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Holystones Will 
be Used 



What — No 
Prudential Ad? 




Gibraltar 
Parade 



It was Hot 
in Vesuvius 



A Distinguished 
Visitor 




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Movies — to be 
Announced Later 



Our Commander 
in Chief 



Youngsters 
Load Stores 



Always Bigger 
or Better 



Come the 
Shells Aboard 





Navy aided in making our short visit pleasant by extending 
to us their hospitality. After ten short days in England, we 
weighed anchor and headed for the warm blue waters of 
the Mediterranean. Another long period at sea, and then we 
stopped for six days along the French Riviera. There, we 
put on the "dog" and went ashore in our best — blue service 
coats, white trou and white shoes. No leave was granted, 
but even with those nine o'clock liberties we managed to 
enjoy ourselves. There were few of us who didn't try our 
luck on the flying wheels at Monte Carlo. The beaches at 
Juan les Pins, Monte Carlo and Nice offered wonderful 
opportunities to improve our sun tan and to make friends 
with some of the French fairer sex. From France to Italy 
was our next jaunt. Our entrance into the harbor of Naples 



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was an unforgettable sight. With the lofty Vesuvius spout- 
ing smoke in the background and two square-riggers in the 
foreground manned by Italian midshipmen who had come 
to greet us, Italy and the Italians gave us a picture that we 
shall never forget. We were cooked under the broiling sun 
when sight seeing in historic Rome, but this time the tours 
were conducted by Mr. Mussolini's own C. I. T. The 
Italians treated us royally. The Pope and Mussolini gave us 
audiences and the Admiralty gave us a hop at Naples that 
was a wow, in spite of the shortage of soda before the 
evening was over. Before returning to the States we managed 
to get rid of the remainder of our extra sheckles at Tangiers 
and Gibralter. These ports offered shops of every conceiv- 
able kind, but little else. No port looked so good to us as 



Good for 
the Eyes 



Slipstick Willie's 
Backyard 




You Can't 
Escape it 



Off to a 
Pediculous Chow 



Always 

Use a z-H 




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Radiator 
Squad 



Lecturer 
Supreme 



Before 
the Battle 



Brrrr ! 



Spoils 
of War 





good old N. O. B. In Norfolk ambitious papas and mamas 
brought their daughters down to the dock to greet us 
"pampered pets." Although the average age of the drags 
was sixteen, their sweet nothings uttered in American baby 
talk sounded like music after attempting to understand the 
foreign lingo all summer. The thrill of being able to express 
oneself without pantomime was new and delightful. We 
were compelled to take time out from our Virginian social 
whirl to load stores. Then out to sea for the last time for 
short range battle practice. We realized for the first time 
the purpose of the long tiresome gun drills we had under- 
gone all summer. Petrified by the thoughts of the Mississip- 
pi turret disaster, we manned our general quarters stations 
wishing that we had been more attentive at drills. Once 



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"Baker" was two-blocked we lost our fears and dropped the 
steel over the side in what seemed like record time, but 
"E's" were scarce indeed. One long week -was spent in 
painting and cleaning ship and then we came back to Crab- 
town — by inches, for the last few miles were the longest. 
Creeping up the Chesapeake at the rate of ten miles per day 
while giving the ship a thorough cleaning, from the top 
of the mast to the bilges, was pure torture, for the vision 
of Sep leave and its freedom was constantly before us. If 
we missed anything on the cruise we made up for it during 
an unforgettable September leave, only to return to long 
and endless days of metallurgy, physics, mechanics, 
P-works, drills and no mail. Sunday afternoon liberty, 
better helpings of the chow, one-two-three hops, youngster 



It's Not 
Spiked 



Amateur 
Blacksmiths 




Any Clear 
Wednesday 



Slipstick 
in His Glory 



Prepare for 
Inspection 




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We Have 
a Visitor 



One Never Gets 
the Word 



White Cap 
Covers Return 






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cut-off, and one diagonal stripe represented the sum 
total of our advancement. Many of us became Carvel 
Hall Charlies, others sought the library or gymnasium, and 
there were those who joined the oldest and most secure of 
the Academy's organizations, the Radiator Club. The foot- 
ball season was the outstanding success of third class year. 
The booming and well-placed punts of Billy Clark, the 
accurate place-kicks of Slade Cutter, and the running and 
passing of Borries, Navy's Ail-American, were the chief 
reasons that we possessed one of the best football teams in 
the country. For the first time in thirteen years we saw an 
Army team go down to defeat at the hands of a Navy team. 
The monotony of Academics and drills was broken only 
by Christmas leave. Into those few days we tried to pack 



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all that we had missed during the preceding months. On 
New Year's Day we returned to dream about it, and to 
recuperate — mentally, physically, and financially — from it. 
The next months were hard ones. We lost some good men, 
and we who were fortunate enough to remain picked up a 
deeper wrinkle across the brow and perhaps lost a few hairs. 
All the shortcomings of youngster year were obliterated by 
the Youngster Hop. The committee went the limit in mak- 
ing the Show Boat a success. It was a warm night and 
while the first class wore service to the garden party, and 
the second class sweltered in full dress, we "ritzed" it in blue 
coats and white trousers. In spite of all, and in defiance 
of all, that hop was a fitting climax to another Academic 
year, and a great prelude to Country Club Summer. 



I'm Glad 
That's Over 



Burying Math 




Thirty-five's Last 
Formation 



How Does 
It Work? 



All the 
Proud Parents 




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37 was misunderstood during second class summer. What 
was all the talk about playing ball? It was great sport, 
before the axe fell. It was truly a country club summer to 
end all country club summers. Long afternoons with noth- 
ing but a sailing drill, then golfing, and Java and toast. 
Evenings were spent listening to our newly acquired radios 
or playing cards. The destroyer cruises were an innovation, 
and the Fourth Batt got the first break. The organization 
improved after that, so that scheduled midwatches were 
being stood when the Aggies and the Happy Home Boys 
got their turns. The Second Batt found the reception after 
one of them a bit too strenuous, when they returned from 
Virginia, then in infantile quarantine. After moving all 
effects to the second deck of the Fourth Batt for an 






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isolation period of two weeks, there ensued a Roman Holi- 
day. No one posted his nameplate, no one got up at 
reveille, no one did much of anything. Week-end leaves 
with the accompanying cit clothes were a novelty at first 
— but that wore off. We rated six apiece, but the practical 
limit on the number we took was financial. The sight of 
only one squad of second classmen in chapel puzzled many a 
D. O., but, luckily for us, none of them could — or would — 
arrive at the correct answer. Behind this indominatable spir- 
it and its will to fail, there is more than a mere laugh. Was it 
really unseamanlike conduct to sleep on the floor of the 
Philadelphia Planetarium during a lecture and was it actu- 
ally "conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline" 
to make toast in the dark hours of the night? 









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We Taste 
Tear Gas 



Military Extra 
Duty Squad 



The Field 
Artillery 



Tin Can 
Cruises 



Executive 
Duty with '39 





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A Tough Drill 



Surveyors 



Piloting 
a Destroyer 




Happy Home 
Boys Quarantined 



By the 
Mark Five 



Was everything we did an indication of a lack of military 
spirit? We gave our stripers a tough job — two strikes and a 
foul ball when they came to bat. But we survived, and so did 
they. Duty with the fourth class was both pleasant and 
profitable — at least to us if not to the plebes. To us, 
two years along in our naval lives, these new plebes 
seemed denser than any preceding class could possibly have 
been. Statement for the press: "'This '37 may be a bunch of 
non-reg renegades, but they get this social stuff." That was 
inspired on the night of Second Class Day, another innova- 
tion, a thanksgiving for a summer successfully completed. 
The moon shone full upon the Bay, and the band played on. 
A good crowd, good people, a real occasion. The outlook 
was bright at that time, with Sep Leave only five days 





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away. It was perhaps the most patriotic feeling of a swift- 
moving three months, emphasized with hops in Memorial 
Hall, executive duty with the plebes, civilian clothes in 
the room, and a host of other details that made us think 
we were at last coming of age. We shall long remember the 
juice drills on those hot summer mornings, when the spirit 
was far away, and the flesh was weak but present. It was 
an art, though, to be the one who always recorded the 
data, or searched out conclusions, laughing all the while 
at the unfortunates who were blowing out circuit breakers 
or ammeters. A great French king a few decades before 
the French Revolution said of his decaying social system: 
"It will last as long as I; my successor can take care of 
himself." Today we express a similar sentiment when we 






Aerial 
Navigators 



Forty 
Winks 



Leave — The 
Great Experience 



Kings Can Do 
No Wrong 



Innovation — 
Second Class Day 





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Beauty is Only 
Skin Deep 



Motor Launch 
Coxswain 



Hard at Work 




Princeton 



Tis Not 
for Us 



say, "I've got mine — how did you make out?" The inevit- 
able lodestone of marriage claimed two of '37 before the 
summer ended, and the primrose path a third. There is 
only one way into the Naval Academy, but there are three 
roads out, all of them well travelled, showing none of the 
vegetation of disuse: executive, academic, and medical. 
They all took their toll before we closed up the noisy 
Mollier diagrams, stowed our cruise boxes, gave away the 
goldfish, et cetera, we had scavenged from '35, bilged the 
first navigation exam, and checked out on leave in the 
grandest of hurries. Of all the thrills that come to a mid- 
shipman, going on leave is the most vital. It overshadows 
all the two-fives he has ever fought for, all the athletic 
victories, all the "fruit days" fate can bestow. It may not 





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be the most important, but it leaves an indelible mark, and 
a joy on which to draw later when marching to classes a 
month after. Coming off leave is something else. We're 
always glad to be back, but how it hurts. It's like being 
vaccinated — or in love — a necessary evil. When the first 
pain was over, we again picked up the step, but not too 
well. We began to think of miniatures, and of our own 
class rings, and of passionate things like class unity. It was 
a kindred feeling, like nationalism in Europe, that bound 
us together, and since then the word "classmate'' has taken 
an awful beating. It excuses as many sins as the statement, 
"Sure, he doesn't rate it, but he's unsat, and you know — ." 
There are a lot of unanswered, and unimportant questions 
about the class ring contract. Was either ring superior, did 





The Blues Versus 
The Blacks 



Anniversary 
Speaker 



Our 

Superintendent 



Stay in 
the Stands ! 



We Enter 
First 





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Negat William 
Yoke Xray 



M. C. B. O. 

Speaking, Sir 



Never Butter 
a Whole Slice 




Steam Drill 



Back From 

a Parade 



someone have a hidden finger in the pie? We think not, but 
'37 ran true to form, and outvoted the recommendation, 
choosing the more expensive one by a vote of two hundred 
and forty odd to eighty odd. But keep it up, boys! That's a 
spirit that keeps a Navy progressing. This is not a defense, 
it is only a history, with comments on the side. We make 
no excuses. We took our demerits, and they were many. 
We walked our extra duty, and lost our week-ends. We 
braced up when we didn't want to. And we griped. The 
Navy would be a hell of a place if you couldn't gripe oc- 
casionally and let off steam. Everybody knows that. We'll 
be doing it all our lives, so we might as well learn early. 
We liked to make exaggerated statements to create an effect 
far from the truth. That's what we've been meaning all 





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those times when we shouted, "Me stay in? Not on your 
life. I'm getting out." Sure, we all say it, and we'll all be 
there righting when the international cards are down. It's a 
great life. Once again Christmas leave arrived, and did we 
pay flying visits to our Podunks, returning to damn the 
system that wrenched us away when we had just begun to 
become accustomed to the life. The things we did that leave 
were exceeded only by the tales we told on our return. As 
another Maryland winter, and the worst in years, rolled by 
and over us, cracking our bones when we moved, we began 
to count the days. Down through those long months to 
June we marched, and as the time drew near we gathered 
our courage. We would show them. Our turn was coming. 
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The Flying 
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Who's Got That 
Electric Razor? 



Letting 
Off Steam 





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parture from hops, week-end leaves — they would all be ours, 
and more besides. It's easy to be magnanimous when some- 
one presents you with half the world on a silver platter, 
and gives detailed instructions as to how you can get the 
other half. In leaving our days as underclassmen, let's not 
forget the Ring Dance Committee, and the work they did 
in giving us a splendid hop. We shall always be able to recall 
the scene — the modernistic design on the walk where we 
danced, the immense Grecian columns, the Japanese lanterns 
(the electric power would choose that night to fail), and 
the tables scattered through the park. It was a chiaroscuro 
of geography and chronology, but it was impressive, and 
we had escorts to impress. The best of orchestra was none 
too good, Ozzie Nelson with Harriet Hilliard. That hand- 



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Inspection 



Stand By 
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Mate of 
the Deck ! 



Board of 

Visitors 



Bill Has a 
Spring Airing 





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some ring on your finger will recall the significance of the 
evening, and the program will express it (if you're still in 
touch with your drag). June Week was as hot as ever, as 
crowded as ever, as full of parades as ever. ' 'Once again for 
the movies," and once more we dragged our weary selves 
around Worden racetrack. These parades must be very un- 
comfortable for the spectators, sitting on those hard bleach- 
ers — how can they stand it? Then graduation. It seemed 
rather strange to be sitting there in Dahlgren, viewing the 
proceedings from the stands for the last time, knowing 
that as each man in '36 received his diploma, we came 
closer to a goal we had been waiting so long to attain. 
When the white caps had settled into the hands of fond 
mamas and O. A. O.'s it was all over. We were I /c. 






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ON the fifth of June, 1936, we began our first class 
cruise — to Portsmouth, England; Goteborg, Sweden; 
Cherbourg, France; Norfolk, and New York City. With the 
remarkable zeal of free men we shouldered our laundry bags 
and suitcases, to stumble across Farragut Field and fall into 
the waiting motor launches. Once again we gave our lusty 
overworked Four-N for mothers, sisters, and sweethearts 
as the launches pulled away from the Reina Mercedes dock. 
Once again we climbed our respective gangways belonging 
to the Arkansas, the Oklahoma, and the Wyoming. Soon 
the shores of the Chesapeake were slipping by. By nightfall 
we were nearing the Virginia Capes, the same ones that 
troubled us in countless Nav P-works during ac year. During 
the night we cleared them, and set the great circle course 




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Here's How 
it's Done 



The Lifeboat's 
Crew Are We 



Loading Crew 
in Action 



Siesta Hour on 
the Fantail 



Don't Burn 
Your Nose 






for the English Channel. The first Saturday afternoon of 
the cruise is always memorable. The real work has not 
begun, and everyone is still somewhat happy, and after noon 
meal the band is playing alongside number three barbette, 
and the world looks right. After that first week-end, when 
we took Cook Tours around the ship, got our gear squared 
away, and got the "feel of the ship," the real work began: 
star sights in morning twilight and in the evenings, when 
our more fortunate companions could sit and watch a two- 
year-old motion picture on deck. Engineering watches 
started out in a hurry, too, with the mobility that is char- 
acteristic of the Navy and the people in it. Like it or not, 
it's necessary to be able to take things as they come in this 
organization, to "shift stations" on a minute's notice. The 



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bridge was usually so crowded that the smartest thing a 
mere midshipman Officer of the Deck could do was to keep 
out of the way, much as a plebe does at the Academy, if he 
gets the word. The first leg went rapidly enough, if you 
kept yourself busy, and if you didn't, the chances are 
someone else saw that you did. Soon we were coming into 
Portsmouth Harbor, past the old signal tower, and the 
stone fort that looked like a head of cheese floating on the 
water. "Welcome to England," those planes which were 
stunting overhead and the many sailboats cutting their way 
through the water seemed to say to us. "Welcome," the 
street vendors might have said, and the beggars, and the 
owners of the wretched taverns along the waterfront of an 
old Royal Navy town. But we waited from one o'clock 'til 




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Rest for 
the Weary 



Happy Hour 
Chow Hounds 



The Erl 
is There 



Portsmouth — 
H. M. S. Rodney 



Crime and 

Punishment 





four that afternoon for liberty to be granted — something 
about a pratique that never came. We fell in to go ashore 
and were inspected. We fell out and back in at intervals of 
every hour or so thereafter, but we finally did get ashore. 
As graciously as ever, Lady Astor entertained a select group 
of those who went to London on leave, first at the House of 
Commons, then for the very select of the select, (the ones 
who signed up first) at her home for tea and cakes. The 
most public figure in the British Empire, then a king and 
now a duke of the realm in voluntary exile, rode in parade 
on his forty-second birthday, sitting capably on his mount, 
with a brace that would bilge an Annapolis plebe any day. 
The white cap covers of American midshipmen were notable 
among the crowds along the Mall, which points the way 



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France 
At Last 



to Buckingham and the changing of the guard. With the 
toleration of the seasoned traveller we watched this cere- 
mony for a second time and saw the Scots with their bag- 
pipes and green kilts. Strolling back to headquarters, which 
■was just any hotel where we were staying, the course 
lay through pretty, quiet Westminster Park in the shadow 
of the famous Abbey. It was like returning to a forgotten 
scene of youth. Then at nights, along Piccadilly Circus and 
in the Lyons Corner House, through which pours a part of 
London from sunset 'til dawn, blue-serge uniforms were 
never out of sight. This was just the other side of life, which 
we had to see before we could feel continental and cosmo- 
politan. For that cultural touch, we suffered ourselves to 
morning bus rides through old London, and lecture tours 



Magnificent 
Versailles 




Pause for 
Reflection 



Twenty 
and Eight 



Notre Dame 
Cathedral 




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Taking on 
Refugees 
at Bilbao 



Stormy 
Biscay 




The Old Girl 
Herself 



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of the Tower and the Abbey, where we were supposed to 
feel the greatness of men who rest there, "Weary of days 
and hours." Kings and composers, great sailors and un- 
known soldiers — their spirits seal your lips at the door. Like 
entering the Tower of London, overlooking that famous dis- 
appointing bridge of the same name, you step into the past. 
But enough of reverie, and the Soho, and all the cafes where 
the Great American Dollar is welcomed with reverence and 
scheming. Duty called us back to Portsmouth, and while 
clearing that harbor we passed some of the great liners of 
today, the Normandie, the Queen Mary, and the lie de 
France. We were to see two of them a second time before 
the summer ended. The second day out, over the stern of 
the Wyoming went a bicycle purchased for leave use in 



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Sweden and France. One day later the midshipman owner 
was notified he would be allowed to keep it after all. You 
can't win. Up, up, far to the north towards the Arctic 
circle we steamed, to kill the time between ports. Along 
the Norwegian Coast, where snow-capped mountains rise 
from the sea to the sky, fishing boats, smaller than the 
waves that tossed them, passed us by on their "lawful 
occasions." One of the tiny fishing smacks deserves special 
mention. It hailed the Midshipmen's Practice Squadron, 
eighty thousand tons of men and steel, and in the cold 
North Atlantic, twenty miles from Norway, twenty-five 
degrees from the North Pole, an American battleship hove 
to for investigation. When within hail the fishermen asked 
if we "cared to buy anv fish." Events such as these broke 



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The Ship's 
Bumwad 




The Best 
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the monotony of waves against the bow, and mid-watches, 
and working parties, and soon we were taking a pilot aboard 
for entering the harbor of Goteborg. One ship went up, 
almost to the main street of the town, the other two an- 
chored forty minutes out — retribution after Portsmouth. 
The Gota Canal starts there — looks like a narrow, quiet 
stream, and cuts a path for itself north into Sweden, past 
the picturesque old Kungalv Castle ten miles away, through 
the meadows of rural Sweden to Trollhatten and the mother 
lake in the mountains. Seen from a bicycle on the road 
paralleling the canal, a sea-going vessel crossing a grain- 
field is nothing short of a mirage. It was regrettable our 
languages were so utterly different, for the Swedes were so 
nice, and nice looking. Those laughing blonde heads were 



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half the attraction of Liseberg, a recreation center that had 
escaped the Coney Island atmosphere, and smorgas- 
bord added another feature we were loath to leave, namely 
good food. Even the American papers published in Paris 
carried comments upon our apparent love of Sweden. The 
week between Goteborg and Cherbourg, mostly spent 
rolling in the stormy Bay of Biscay, was when the cruise 
began to set in. Something was in the air, but not until 
half of us were tramping through the gilded halls of Ver- 
sailles, or riding across the Seine to the left bank, and trying 
to recapture the atmosphere Balzac told us about in '"Old 
Goriot" during second class year, — not until then did we 
know what it was. Fascism rose against Communism in 
Spain, a revolution was decreed, and American citizens 



Beat 
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stranded there became refugees. The Oklahoma was de- 
tached. In the annals of all practice cruises of the past, 
never has there been a storm to equal that dreary midnight 
when the tours returned, bewildered, to find themselves 
assigned to new ships, all the standards of familiarity which 
make for contentment swept ruthlessly away. Those un- 
fortunates slept where they fell that night, asking only an 
empty space of deck where someone would not kick them 
and say, "Move on!" And while they slept, perhaps trou- 
bled dreams of the Sphinx returned to haunt them. After 
that, in the month that remained, conditions improved 
slowly. There was no organization. The Aide's Office had 
"no dope." The galley had "no more." But it all worked 
out. The battle practice they would surely cancel was held 



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as scheduled. The Norfolk stop and its one hundred and 
five dinner parties, where the seeds of Navy romance are 
sown, was actually lengthened, and seven A. M. liberty 
privileges granted. Even the New York stop was made as 
scheduled, scuttling thoroughly all the scuttle-butt. A little 
stipend to defray expenses and forty-eight hours leave were 
given us. A pleasant interlude among our own people, but 
the novelty of shore leave was worn away, and when we 
weighed anchor at 1x5th Street and eased down the North 
River, passing Hoboken ferries and great liners at rest, and 
passed the Battery, we were glad at heart. Homeward 
Bound. Another day saw those same Virginia Capes again 
dropping astern, and we were standing up the Chesapeake, 
to see again the Chapel dome and the Hall in the distance, 



Pep Meeting 



Football Trips 
Are Great 




Up on the 
Whistle 



Ringing 
the Bell 



Big 

Week-end 




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Wearing Out 
Worden Field 



Guess 
Who 



We Receive 
the Vamarie 



Just 
Made it 



Two Navy 
Boosters 





and to take a well-earned rest, our last Sep Leave. When 
the twenty-fifth rolled around we were back again, and 
ready to take charge. Those of us who had made good 
proudly wore their stripes, and those of us who hadn't, 
carried on. We heard that "A taut ship is a happy ship," 
and "Leaders are made and not born," or from another 
source, "Leaders are born and not made," while still a third 
maintained that, "Leaders are neither born nor made." You 
pays your money, gentlemen, and you takes your choice. 
There followed the inevitable Academics, made even more 
terrifying by the new system of only having bi-monthly 
exams, Ordnance P-works, infantry drills, Friday night 
lectures ad infinitum, and the inevitable destroyer drills. 
Yet interspersed were those good times we enjoyed. New 



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hops and bigger ones, decorations nearly all the time. An 
overnight trip and late liberty in Boston when we were 
guests of Harvard, trips to Baltimore to watch us defeat 
Notre Dame and to view the disheartening "soccer kick," 
and to Penn and Princeton. For the second time in three 
years we saw Navy beat Army in football. It's been a long 
time since midshipmen could say that. The praise of our 
lines and the gratifying comments of our conduct as a 
Regiment justified the pride and confidence that we pos- 
sessed. The system rolled smoothly and almost before we 
were ready we were off on Christmas Leave, perhaps the 
last at home for many of us. Another precedent was set 
when our leave expired on the third of January instead of 
the first, thus giving to many of us our first New Year's Eve 



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at home for a number of years. What man, no matter how 
great his love for the alma mater, is not glad to start the 
home stretch, that last five months? It lends a new source 
of courage to those who have found memory courses not to 
their liking, because they can say with a definite assurance, 
when the weekly tree is posted, "It won't always be like 
this." And if this vision of approaching amnesty becomes 
obscured, the shops along Maryland Avenue wait like 
watchers at the water hole to remind us as we buy, that 
the time is drawing short. Time seemed to pass more easily 
that winter and spring than it ever had before. After all, 
why shouldn't that have been true? We had more to do 
than ever before, and there were other things to keep us 
occupied. There were always a few entertaining or interest- 



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ing incidents to help us along the way. Stories of leave and 
of week-ends that had been hidden suddenly fell upon our 
ears. Eccentricities that had been controlled for three years 
now blossomed forth, since the restraining hand of classes 
above us was removed. The privileges that had been given 
to former classes were ours, and new ones were added. 
Liberty every afternoon gave us a chance to spend our 
money, and to visit our friends in town. Inauguration Day, 
with its ten mile parade in the rain was a topic of conversa- 
tion for weeks before and after. Thus have the months 
dropped away, slowly but surely, past Hundredth Night, 
past Easter and its white cap covers, the celebration of "No 
More Rivers," and the last glorious June Week to crown 
all those that went before. To some the day we leave will 



Physical 

Culture 



Which Fork 
Do We Use? 




Dismiss Your 

Section 



Lost — Three 
Little Numbers 



The Athletes 
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Heat Out 



Time Out 
for a Skag 



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be a sad one, for then we close forever the last account of 
our boyhood days. No longer to be carefree, to sail on 
balmy afternoons whither the wind wills, to play at tennis 
and golf unmindful of the tasks ahead, to sit and dream 
on soft spring days. But more of us look forward to that 
day, for it releases us from the restraining bonds; we are 
like colts in new harness, eager and ready to assume the 
responsibility due us, to prove our worth, and to make a 
place for ourselves, so that no one can say, "He's not worth 
his salt." It has been a good four years and long. We have 
had our troubles, our worries, and our tribulations, but 
who escapes them? We are off for the Fleet, where we know 
that no one owes us a living. To those we leave behind, 
"Farewell, good luck, and best wishes." 



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things he wants to do in among the things 
he has to do. Those fortunate souls who 
possess excess energy find outlet for it in 
the activities. The would-be Thespian finds 
his natural spot in the productions along- 
side the beautiful (?) female leads; our 
politicians use their bent for organization 
in the committees; our contemporary 
thought lives for posterity in the pages 
of our publications. We don't make much 
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THIS year the Masqueraders presented a drama 
which was a little more difficult than usual. Any 
veteran of the stage will tell you that comedy is the 
hardest of all roles to play and play properly, and 
that it would be rank foolishness for any but pro- 
fessionals to attempt "Let Us Be Gay." Without the 
expert assistance of Mr. Pease, such a verdict would 
be correct, but under his guidance, we raised our goal 
and our standards. "Let Us Be Gay" was written by 
Rachael Crothers, was a Broadway hit, and was even 
put into a movie. Though several years old, it is still 
distinctly modern, dealing as it does with a funda- 
mental problem in human relationships. The situations 



Coach Pease Issues Tactical Instructions 

are novel and the dialogue sparkling. Briefly, Kitty 
and Bob Brown, who separated when the eternal 
"other woman" disturbed the family equanimity, 
have met again at a house party. Three years have 
passed, and we find Kitty has been invited in order to 
steal Bob away from Dierdre, beautiful daughter of 
Mrs. Boucicault, so that Dierdre may marry a very 
proper young gentleman who is madly in love with 
her. As the plot develops, Kitty steals everybody's 
heart, even the audience's. Bob turns from Dierdre, 
back to Kitty. When the final curtain drops, Kitty 
accepts Bob again, and every indication points to 
perfect harmony. 




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MANDOLIN CLUB 



IN the evening by the moonlight the boys get together 
and strum their guitars, their ukeleles, their banjos and 
even an occasional mandolin. The Naval Academy Mandolin 
Club is at its favorite sport again. This outfit does not often 
enter the public arena, but when it does the reception is 
always a great big hand. It appears in the Musical Clubs 
Show, and no form of informal string music escapes its 
varied talents. Hawaiian, hill-billy, and cowboy numbers 
are all included in their repertoire. Essentially rhythm 
instruments, the various forms of gitfiddles follow the 
present tendency to Swing. Often in our dreams we may 
have imagined that we were in a canoe in the moonlight 



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with the O. A. O., strumming sweet tunes to which she 
loaned her lovely voice. Such a dream is usually interrupted 
by the definitely strident strains of the reveille bell, but 
most of us can't play a Uke anyway. The mandolin boys 
are preparing for the future, and have hopes of some day 
really living that dream. All of us who have enjoved their 
work in the Musical Clubs Show have a real respect for the 
talents of this group. They enjoy their work, and besides 
that they spread real enjoyment among the Midshipmen 
and their drags. 





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GLEE CLUB 



MANY of us are shower baritones, and ear crooners on 
the dance floor, but the glee club is a group that is 
dedicated to singing real music to entertain others. All 
those interested in singing are welcome, whether they have 
trained voices or not. For a number of years the Glee Club 
has pointed for the annual Musical Clubs Show with little 
thought of anything else. But in the past year it has tried 
to expand its efforts, and its membership to the scope of a 
real men's chorus. The object of these efforts has been to 
give to the Naval Academy Glee Club the place in the life 
of a midshipman that his glee club has in the life of a 
college man. The notable success of the Musical Clubs Show 




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Top Row: Reigart, Smalzel, Ginn, Harper, Seine, Pratt, Skinner, Smith, Mendenhall. Second Row: Dunn, Walker, Johnson, 
Watts, Ballou, Anderson, Kurzawa. Third Row: John, Lathrop, Foote, Banvard, Chilton, Clagett, Allen, Harris. Front Row: 

Shifflette, Holt, Clark, Mayes, Keen, Becker, Carter. 




in the past few years, especially in 1936, has done much to 
build up the reputation of the Glee Club. Whether it con- 
tinues to expand is a matter that only time can determine. 
The Glee Club has been the foundation upon which the 
singing portions of the shows have been built. Bright spots 
such as the monastery scene of a few years ago, or the 
minister's songs, the Drinking Song, and the Song of The 
Birches of "Her Highness Regrets," or the work of the club 
in this year's show testify to the ability of the Glee Club 
to produce original work as well as real music. 




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From Left to Right: Myers, Josephson, Snyder, Brenner, Kuntz, Isham, Savidge, Schratz, Fleps, Sherry, Burnside, Sims, 
Rhodes, Moore, Carew, Silk, McKaig, Hunt, Baker, Finklestein, Cassidy, Goodman, Walker, Zimny, Smith, Swensson, 

Vinock, Filippone, Poel, Milliken, Noble, Buaas. 



ORCHESTRA 



THE year 1936-37 was a good one for the Concert Or- 
chestra; to begin with, an excellent balance of instru- 
ments made it more nearly an orchestra than many of the 
previous organizations, in which the wind instruments 
showed a tendency toward band technique. This year a 
large and powerful string section formed the proper basis 
for orchestral tone, with the wind instruments affording 
the relieving variety with considerable artistry. A further 
advantage in being organized along standard symphony 
lines accrued from the consequent ability to play music 
written by masters of orchestration with an eye to exploit- 
ing the possibilities of the individual instruments. Through 
good fortune, Memorial Hall was obtained for the practice 
room; unquestionably, it contributed much to the orches- 
tra's finesse in technique, and in addition made practicing 
much more pleasant. The latter point is fundamental, since 
the aim of the orchestra is to provide pleasure to its mem- 
bers; concerts and recitals are by-products, not aims. The 
orchestra made its public appearances at a well attended 
recital, and in the Musical Clubs Show. Its offerings were 
well received, including, as they did, both the classics and 
the modern type of music. Great credit must be given to all 
those who took part in the work because their by-products 
were quite worth while. 



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From Left to Right: Davis, Schreiter, McNagny, McConnaughay, Cease, Tucker, Dietrich, Sawyer, Dodson, Boehm, Sims, 
Odell, Snyder, Hanna, Fuller, Parker, Sugg, Rogers, Trauger, Perna, Stein, Celustka. 



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NA TEN 



MANY people seem to think that the primary function 
of the NA Ten is to fill in a space in the Musical 
Clubs Show, and that practices are held twice a week for 
that purpose alone. Nothing could be farther from the 
truth. The real purpose of the Ten is to give the Whitemans, 
the Goodmans, and other devotees of good dance music an 
opportunity to get together and play this music, for their 
own pleasure. However, these boys are not content merely 
to listen to themselves; they want to provide entertainment 
for the Regiment and its friends, and in an effort to do this 
they provide good dance numbers, both sweet and hot, on 
Friday nights in Smoke Hall, and on Saturday nights in 
Dahlgren Hall, and Luce Hall, and on the stage of the 
Musical Show. These fellows have joined this organization 
because they get an infinite amount of pleasure from playing 
dance music, and they endeavor to share their pleasure with 
others by rendering their own interpretations of Glen Gray, 
Benny Goodman and other popular bands. For those of the 
third and fourth classes, the NA Ten is the only source of 
modern tunes. Otherwise they wouldn't be able to croon 
in their O. A. O.'s ear when they go home. The first class 
appreciates greatly the wonderful rhythmic offerings served 
up by this aggregation at our First Class Hops. 




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iV STAGE GANG 

THE Stage Gang, as an organization, is unique among 
extra-curricular activities. It exists solely for the pur- 
pose of serving the Masquer aders, Musical Clubs Shows, and 
Navy Relief Shows. However, unlike these organizations, 
its membership, though small, is permanent for the four year 
period. As a result there is knit a close bond of cooperation 
and fellowship combined with the will and desire to do 
any job or task that may come up "top notch." The gang 
is most essential to any stage production, yet it works un- 
observed, silent and swiftly. Its region is beyond the arc 
of the footlights, through the tinsel of the surface, to that 
magic background, the borderline where realities of hammer 




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and saw make possible the make believe of the drama. Props 
must be set up, and this gang does it with the smoothness 
of a professional crew. The Stage Gang too develops versa- 
tility within its ranks and is never without interest. There 
is always the thrill of the "first night," and here one has 
the opportunity to learn of "cypes," "crops," and "flies," 
and the work involved in the production of any modern 
drama. When its work is done, the Gang spends its well 
earned rest in its headquarters, a homey room under the stage 
where the Java pot warms, and the bull session reigns. 




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Lyke 



JUICE GANG & 

HOUSE lights out ! Up stage lights ! Spot ! And the show 
is on. From begining to end the juice gang is right 
in the thick of things. Every minute of the play there is 
something for this little outfit to do — that sunset, that 
cloistered monastery with its dim ethereal light, the spot 
on the featured singer, and the dark room in whose shadows 
lurk the villain are all the work of the juice gang. Weeks 
of preparation, and study of effects, show their final results 
in the effectiveness of these scenes. The largest single under- 
taking of the juice gang is the gayly colored sign which 
heralds the performance from the tower of Mahan Hall. 
This single item is probably the result of more hard work 



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Rawie, Burnley. 



and study on the part of these men interested in electrons, 
resistances, voltages, and currents than any other phase of 
the activities of the juice gang. Not content with making 
the shows (Navy Relief, Masqueraders, and Musical Clubs) 
a success, the juice gang also has a hand in the lighting of 
the Ring Dance and the Youngster Hop. Last, but by no 
means least, who can forget the classic injunction that hung 
over the entrance to Bancroft Hall last fall — "Ring the 
Bell "! The juice gang indeed earns the whole hearted 
praise of the Regiment. 





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Standing: Fisher, Norton, Tunnell, Merritt. Seated: Jarman, Gardes, Barkley, Hoyle, Hairston. 




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BUSINESS STAFF 



WHEN you see the Masqueraders Show or the Musical 
Clubs Show, you appreciate the amount of effort 
and labor put into the show by the members of the cast 
and the various technical gangs. But have you ever stopped 
to think that were it not for another organization, neither 
presentation would be put on? To the Business Staff falls 
the hardest work and the least credit. The business gang 
has the difficult task of handling and supplying the tickets 
to the Midshipmen, and to all the Officers and Civilian 
Instructors who want to go to the show. In addition to 
that, they have to secure the advertising necessary to put 
out an attractive program for each show. It is hard work, 
but this labor is repaid when they can give you an attractive 
program and can enable the Masqueraders and the Musical 
Clubs to have enough money available to give you the very 
best. There is a constant fight to restrain the creative urge 
of the production manager, the salesmanship of the cos- 
tumer, and the intricate scenery proposed by the author. 
After all, they have to pay the bills, and keep the show out 
of the red. The ogre of a balance on the debit side keeps 
them always on their toes. It is not a pleasant task to say, 
"No," but it is fine training for the Naval Officer who will 
have to economize in the future. 




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Standing: Bryant, Williams, Herkness. Seated: Carson, Bennett, DeLong 



PROPERTY GANG 



THE Property Gang has become notorious for its borrow- 
ing ability. It would sooner borrow or steal than buy 
even as much as a hairpin. It is called upon to secure any- 
thing from a grand piano to a string of Chinese jade, yet 
it is all in fun that the job is undertaken, and it is often 
remarkable to note the quantity of objects acquired for one 
production. Fortunately, the "Gang" has always had for 
its benefactors the Navy wives, and without their help and 
hearty cooperation the singular feat of obtaining such 
nondescript articles as tea tables, potted flowers, and 
Chinese whatnots would be well nigh impossible. It is very 
often true that both the Superintendent and the Command- 
ant recognize numerous articles on the set of any production; 
articles which their wives have so generously loaned, and 
which, although greatly needed, could have been obtained 
otherwise only through great expense or at least great 
worry. To correlate the activities of the "Props" there is 
the Costume gang. Those interested in fitting and ordering 
civilian clothes, for both ladies and gentlemen, will find 
here an outlet for their designing ability. No styles are 
barred, for the chorus girls in the Musical Clubs Show as 
well as the male heroine in the Masqueraders are a part of 
the clientele of the Costume gang. 



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NUTS AND 
BOATS" 



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Thr£e Cheers 

FOR QuARTERBOOM 




W. H. Keen 
R. G. Colbert 
Mr. Reichel 




ITS title was "Nuts and Boats." There can be no doubt that it 
was nutty, and it was certainly no less all about boats. But that 
falls far short of describing the wealth of melody and harmony and 
rhythm in the 1937 Musical Club show. Through an hour and a 
half of hilarious fun, and tuneful music, this year's production of 
the Combined Musical Clubs carried the audience to an old-fashioned 
showboat put in modern setting. All of the featured music was the 
product of the musical talent right in Bancroft Hall. Hot modern 
rhythm, blue melodies, and stirring songs, sweet and swing, were 
all there. The setting was laid on a showboat that had somehow 
(no one bothered to explain very carefully or really cared exactly 
how) strayed into the Chesapeake Bay and was making a short 
stand at the metropolis of Eastport. In the opening scene we found 
the deck hands and stevedores getting ready to move some gear, 



360 



and as they worked, singing a song about going 
ashore. In the first act appeared the principal char- 
acters. The audience was introduced to the skipper — 
an ex-Boatswain's Mate who knew nothing about 
farming, but who bought a girl show in order to 
carry out the old Navy tradition of retiring and rais- 
ing chickens. His wife, Elvira, really wore the stripes 
aboard the show boat, but Phineas Q. Quarterboom, 
the skipper, lived a pretty jolly life at that. In the 
first act were also introduced the Chief, a couple of 
stooges, or messengers if you prefer, and of course 
the inevitable stowaways. One of the stowaways was 
a choice bit of femininity — about one hundred and 
sixty pounds and five feet ten. She made up to the 
skipper of course. The skipper's wife, immediately 
putting the girl down as a second rate tramp (which 
she was) took frequent occasion to check up on the 
skipper. Thus the first act ended with a song, "Three 
Cheers for Quarterboom." The plot of the second act 
centered for the most part around the skipper's efforts 
to sell the idea of using his entertainment acts for a 
dance that some of the citizenry of the metropolis 
wanted to hold aboard the showboat. Complications 
ensued in the great difficulty experienced in keeping 
the showboat afloat. So much for the plot. The second 
act just mentioned provided the vehicle for some very 
tuneful music; a number by the leader of the NA 10, 
Joe Dodson, and a first act song by Whitman added to 
the original music. Wood's number, "Proposal in E 
Flat" really started the Regiment to humming. And 
for blue melody "Delusion" cannot be beaten. Who 
could forget the stirring strains of "Weary Twilight"? 





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"NUTS AND 
BOATS" 



Wood not only wrote a lion's share of the orig- 
inal music for the show, but played in his own 
inimitable style the blood stirring "Bolero" of 
Ravel on the organ. That was not the most novel 
of the ideas employed in the show by a long 
shot. In addition there were scenic effects that 
gave the perfect illusion of a boat moving past a 
bank and coming to a dock, or a ship sinking 
with water rising in view through the window 
and fish swimming around the boat visible 
through the port. These scenic effects added a 
finished touch to the work of a lively aggrega- 
tion of entertainers. As part of the showboat 
troop there was the usual dance chorus, but 
better than usual in their rhythm. The ballroom 
dance team deserves a word of praise for their 
contribution. The Glee Club sang Wood's music 
with real finesse and expression. The rollicking 
songs of the first act, and the harmonious melo- 
dies of the second act were all well sung. The 
orchestra handled its music beautifully, and the 
Mandolin Club supplied a few lively minutes. 
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swing music and original harmony with equal 
aptitude. But perhaps credit belongs more with 
the boys who toil unseen than with any others. 
The stage gang handled difficult sets admirably, 
the prop gang under extremely trying conditions 
supplied costumes and props with great effic- 
iency. The juice gang did the best work of its 
career, and had the cleverest sign in quite some 
years hanging above the entrance to Mahan 
Hall. In the last analysis the people who are 
really responsible for a show's success are the 
ones who stav behind the scenes. Behind the 
activities of the cast and the gangs was the 
director, Colbert, and the business staff of Bark- 
ely and Gardes. And to the officer representative, 
Lt. Christie, be all credit given, for no words can 
express his invaluable aid in presenting the show. 
This is the second time in two years that an 
original production has been chosen for the 
Musical Club's Show, and the success of the pro- 
ductions both from an entertainment and financ- 
ial point of view have shown conclusively that 
talent is not dead within the Regiment. 



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LUCKY BAG 



THE task is now completed, and we look 
back on all the days spent in planning, 
revising, and replanning the Lucky Bag. The 
staff has done some real work, but that work 
has been an enjoyable experience, and we hope 
sincerely that we have fulfilled the trust put in 
us by our classmates to put out a Lucky Bag 
worthy of thirty-seven. Two years ago, the 
Editor was elected. He chose his assistants, and 
we started out with real enthusiasm to learn the 
many ramifications of what appeared to the then 
uninitiated a fairly simple job — the book is out, 
and we are still finding out things. First came 
the job of selecting our co-workers — the printer, 
the engraver, and the photographer. After 
wrangling and arguing among ourselves for days 
on each contract, we finally decided, and then 
the real work began. Biographies were written 
after weeks spent in getting non-cooperating 
roommates to write them, formal and informal 
pictures were taken, and the main section of the 
book was well underway. Came first class cruise, 
with much planned, but little accomplished due 





Fisher, Shaffer, Kreikenbaum, Hess 
Editorial Assistants 



Jordan, Sports Editor 
Doerflinger, Production Ma?iager 




LUCKY BAG 



to the lassitude coincident with all cruises. The 
Lucky Bag office on board the Wyoming became 
a haven of rest, and an excellent place to write 
letters to theO. A. O., and type greasy engineer- 
ing notebooks. During first class academic year 
the midnight oil has burned extensively in the 
office as the big job of making layouts, choosing 
pictures, writing copy, and keeping up with a 
tough schedule proceeded. We followed tradi- 
tion, provided much worry for our printer, and 
equally as many woes for our engraver, but all 
concerned were determined that the book would 
come out on time. Finally, with the deadline 
approached and passed, and with the volume of 
work seemingly non-reducible, we sent the last 
copy, the last Press O. K. off to Rochester, and 
then waited for the book to arrive. Constant 
friendly combat with the Business staff for more 
money, and the ever present race against time 
have added spice to the doing. We now regard 
the product of so much thought, worry, and 
strife with pride, and hope that the sack has 
been changed into a Bag that satisfies. 



Padgett 
Officer Representative 





Burfeind, Held, Huelsenbeck, Boal 
Photographic Staff 



Arentzen, Activities Editor 
Adams, Class History Editor 





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Robertson 
Business Manager 



Shick 
Circulation Manager 




LUCKY BAG 



THEORETICALLY there are two sides to 
every question but the Business Staff defies 
all traditions, and maintains that where the 
Editorial StafF is concerned there is only one. 
And the answer to all such questions is "No, it 
costs. too much." However, an editorial staff 
grudged every inch of the way will still manage 
to arrive at the same goal and with undiminished 
vigor shout for more money. Acquiring some 
twenty odd thousand dollars is still a more 
difficult task than trying to prevent its being 
spent. Great plans were made during Second 
Class Year which all culminated in long "bull 
sessions" on the cruise in which much was said 
and little accomplished. Finally with more ex- 
uberance than system, advertising letters began 
to be written. Immediately a great truth was 
discovered — high priced talent is very plenti- 
ful, but workers are very few and far between. 
Despite the lassitude that creeps over one on 
cruises, our first broadside of letters was finally 
launched before the Academic year began. To 





Street, Tate, Taylor, P. K., Taylor, F. W., Wescott 
Circulation 



Clegg, Wengrovius, Johnston 
Advertising Assistants 




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LUCKY BAG 



the members of the advertising staff goes credit 
for a task well done. They finally went well over 
their quota. They will always be remembered 
for their unique and justly infamous filing sys- 
tem. It is hoped that they will soon cease to 
begin their letters to their sweethearts through 
force of habit with phrases such as "May we 
again remind you of the opportunities offered 
by the Lucky Bag of 1937." To the Circulation 
Staff may be attributed many of the Lucky Bags 
received by O. A. O.'s throughout the land, for 
that was a favorite argument. Much may be said 
concerning the circulation files also, for Stew, 
the manager, has an eye for color. We have 
learned much, and will remember our "Lucky 
Bag days" with pleasure. As the book is com- 
pleted, and we collect the last few dollars, we 
are glad to have had the opportunity to work 
on it. When we turn over the key to the Class 
of 1938, we will have only one source of com- 
plaint. We wish the editorial staff would return 
that steel rule that it borrowed some months ago. 



Grantham 
Advertising Manager 





Howard, Hansen, Stuart, Stewart, Willey, Cruse 
Circulation 



Sherry, Vance, Gilkeson 
Advertising Assistants 





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SOMEBODY has to put it out, because strangely enough 
it is not a natural phenomenon accompanying the sixth 
day of the week. ' 'IT, ' ' of course, is ' 'THE LOG. ' ' The poor 
unfortunates burdened with this thankless task are the 
members of the LOG staff. Of course, they don't do all the 
work involved out of pure altruism, and love for the reading 
public. Putting out "THE LOG" is good fun. It also in- 
volves its small share of glory, but the thing that holds 
the boys in that grip of fascination is that last minute mad 
hectic rush on Wednesday afternoon with fifteen minutes 
'til supper formation and four pages to go and no copy. 
And it's almost as bad to start collecting the pages and find 
that somehow, somewhere an extra page has crept in. 
Cutting out a page sounds easy, but there is lots more than 
appears on the surface. Getting copy off Sunday night, 
rushing that three color cover in to the engraver on time, 
finding something in that so-called cut exchange that will 
go along with this article — it's all a part of getting out the 
Naval Academy weekly humor magazine, "THE LOG" 
(We should have put a question mark behind that word 
"humor," but for the fact that the editor frowns on such 
juvenile practices). There's a great deal that goes on behind 
the scenes that is not appreciated by the regiment who take 




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Top Row.- Hoyle, Salmon, Splain, Roberts, Hodapp, Sterling, Holt, Linehan. Second Row: Johansson, Wussow, Fisher, Zguris, 
Siegmund, Treanor, Munson, Korb, Clair. Third Row: Sawyer, Baker, Stott, White, Tistadt, Weschler, Quillin, Crouch, 
Trice, Dupzyk, Heagy, Smith, Caspari, Brundidge. Fourth Row: Arthur, Silk, Sonenshein, Lawrence, Savidge, Hayden, 
Leydon, Ginn, Watts, Gorcyk, Brenner, Castello. Fifth Row: Weems, Olah, Raguet, Benham, Wolfe, Bush, Fleps, Tucker, 
Van Landingham, Cox, Brown, Graff. Sixth Row: Walker, Filippone, Stokes, Adams, Grantham, Dodson, Keen, Cunningham, 
O'Neil, Nixon, Gregg. Front Roic: Henderson, Vance, Jordan, Gilkeson, Brown, Mead, Lanham, Hall, Davies, Arentzen. 



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the weekly efforts of the staff more or less for granted. 
There are the boys on the staff of the battalion representa- 
tives who wrest humor out of humorless plebes, and play 
an important part in the circulation set-up. The various 
business gangs have done a magnificent job of making 
"THE LOG" a solvent proposition. Thank the advertising 
staff for those Petty ads. They lived in constant strife with 
the editorial staff, who simply won't put their precious ads 
where they want them. The circulation staff keeps "THE 
LOG" spread among all the sweethearts and wives from sea 
to sea. The cut exchange also performs a valuable service. 
When it comes to actually putting out the magazine, the 
editorial board finds itself with the sack. Proof must be 
read, and the sports and news -editors must assemble their 
pages. Advertising pages must be made up — always a head- 
ache, when numerous tobacco ads all insist to be at least 
five pages from the nearest similar ad, and there are only 
thirty-two pages in the book. Feature pages must be made 
up, jokes must be culled over to find the least aged. And 
over it all hovers the editor. He makes up pages here and 
there, consults with the printer's representative, helps out 
anyone in a tough spot, and finally arranges all the dummy 
pages of the finished product, "THE LOG." 



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TRIDENT SOCIETY 

THE Trident Society, founded in 192.4, has as its mission 
the development among the future naval officers of the 
ability to write well and concisely. In addition, it aims to 
discover, collect, and preserve naval literature. By publica- 
tion of the new "Trident," the staff of 1937 has done a 
gratifying, revolutionary job. A new format, larger size, 
and advanced ideas in magazine makeup were adopted to 
put the Trident up in the first flight of college literary 
periodicals. The task of completing the revision of the 
"Book of Navy Songs," begun so well by last year's staff, 
fell to the lot of 1937. This publication now contains the 
latest Naval Academy songs which it has lacked for so 




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many years. Last year saw the completion of another re- 
vision to a Trident Society publication; that of "Anchor's 
Aweigh," a collection of Naval Academy poems which has 
proven very popular. Still another publication of the Trident 
Society took birth this year in the form of the "Calendar 
of the Navy" containing daily naval historical data, out- 
standing events of each week pictorially represented, and 
the year's basketball, baseball, and football schedules. The 
Trident Society has helped to provide an outlet for any 
literary talent hidden in the Naval Academy. 





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REEF POINTS 



REEF Points has been called the "Plebe Bible" and is 
_ written more for them than for any other group. In 
the 1936-37 publication, the staff of Reef Points attempted 
to present a handbook which, while giving the maximum 
amount of information to the new plebe class, would be of 
great interest to the readers outside the walls of Bancroft 
Hall. The large increase in circulation shows how well the 
staff achieved its aim. We departed from the time-worn 
binding that had been used ever since we could remember, 
and adopted a new design of our own. Then to brighten its 
pages we designed them in an artistic manner. Much of the 
material was reproduced from last year's Reef Points, but 




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whenever possible we added new material, and corrected 
errors that were found in previous editions. In short, our 
aim in the compilation of our work was to present the 
maximum amount of information in the most readable 
fashion. If we have succeeded even partially in this aim we 
will consider the hours of labor spent in its preparation well 
repaid, for nothing could be more creditable than trying to 
bridge the large gap that a plebe has to cross when he first 
enters the Navy. Reef Points gives a groundwork of in- 
formation on which the plebe can build his own bridge. 




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ART CLUB 

I IKE all other extra-curricular activities at the Naval 
_i Academy, the Art Club serves a two fold purpose. 
Tt enables its members to gain a wide variety of useful and 
valuable experience, and it provides a helping hand in the 
success of several other ventures. Every publication at the 
Academy needs a cover design and illustrations; every show 
needs posters for advertising. In addition at frequent inter- 
vals poster contests are held as an added attraction to slum- 
bering genius. The membership of the Art Club is very 
small, for relatively few midshipmen feel the urge to try 
their hand at art. In spite of the limited membership it 
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most of the demands made of it. On the whole its work is 
commendable, and occasionally glimpses of real talent are 
seen. The cartoons in the Log, the Trident art work, 
and the various posters calling attention to various per- 
formances and special events attest the appreciation of 
talent on the part of the members of this organization. 
Although this is a comparatively new group it is one of the 
most useful organizations that we have. By no means a 
group of long haired Bohemians, this group of versatile 
pen and brush wielders can be depended on in the pinches. 




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RING COMMITTEE $• 

AROUND the beginning of second class summer a Com- 
_ mittee was hand-picked by those who cared to attend 
the class meetings to design and have made a suitable class 
ring. During the ensuing months the Committee worked 
hard on the designs furnished by the various jewelry com- 
panies interested in making the ring. Finally the Committee 
selected two rings and decided to place them before the 
class for approval. Then the real politics began. Special 
groups were formed to enlarge on the relative merits of one 
ring over the other. Many of us were gullible enough to 
believe these politicians. In fact many of us took up their 
cause so that when the election was held one ring was 



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selected by an enormous majority. Then the Committee 
arranged the business matters connected with the entire 
transaction in order to obtain the rings for us with the least 
amount of trouble. Finally the rings became a part of us 
with that long to be remembered Ring Dance. They are a 
symbol of the class and will be a badge of recognition as 
long as a member of the class of '37 lives. Actually the ring 
is just so much metal pressed into a certain design, but in 
reality is it not more? Is it not an intangible and yet com- 
pelling bond of friendship? 





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CHRISTMAS CARD 
COMMITTEE 



EACH February the new Christmas Card Committee 
takes from the previous committee the responsibility 
of securing for the Regiment a distinctive Christmas card. 
Suggestions are made to, and by, the committee for the 
production of a card typical and worthy of the Regiment. 
In the past year an attempt was made to bring to the fore 
the "glory that was" in the days of wooden fighting ships. 
What could better serve the purpose than the reproduction 
of the engagement between the Constellation and the L'ln- 
surgente, the new painting in Memorial Hall. In the name 
of the Regiment cards bearing the Season's Greetings were 
sent to all the ships in the fleet, and to the host of friends 
of the Regiment as a whole. Each midshipman also sent 
out his quota of cards to his personal friends, and this 
card carried our Christmas wishes to many homes. By these 
remembrances it is hoped that an expression of appreciation 
has been conveyed to those individuals and organizations, 
both foreign and American, who have made so enjoyable 
our brief contacts with them. Every year, just before that 
glorious Christmas leave, the Hall resounds with the cry — 
"All hands draw Christmas Cards immediately." Woe be- 
tide the unfortunate who has delayed making out his list. 
Those bags full of our expressions of cheer attest the en- 
ergetic work of the Christmas Card Committee. 




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CHRISTIAN 
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THIS organization exists to foster and engender a moral, 
religious, and cultural spirit aiming toward the ulti- 
mate in happy lives. Where the attention to pressing routine 
has served to diminish the influence of things spiritual, so 
essential to the completeness of life, the Naval Academy 
Christian Association has grown to enjoy a position unique 
in regimental affairs. Never on a Sunday night is one quite 
ready to pick up the thread of academics so hastily dropped 
at the conclusion of Saturday's classes, and thus is welcomed 
the brief interlude between the evening meal and study 
hour when there can be enjoyed the yarns of old sailors, 
the philosophy of thoughtful men, or the detailed ex- 
perience of men of action as recounted from the rostrum of 
Memorial Hall. For some of us the habit of attendance has 
continued on from Plebe Year, in spite of the lure of the 
radio. Besides the service of magazines and periodicals 
placed regularly in Smoke Hall which help to keep the 
news starved Midshipmen up with the world, and the 
presentation of Bibles to the Graduating Class, there has 
been the greater service of the Chaplain himself to each one 
of us. Whether Father, Padre, Reverend or Holy Joe the 
smile has always been just as contagious, the greeting just 
as hearty, the fellowship just as sincere, and the influence 
of his splendid spirit just as profound. 



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HOP COMMITTEE 



WITH clockwork regularity, hops come and go, and 
for many years it was the custom to have the 
Academy dances of a standard and formal pattern. More 
recently, Hop Committees have sought to vary the setting 
and the atmosphere of each successive hop. These men have 
considered it their duty to make each hop more entertaining 
than the last. The 1936-37 Hop Committee attacked the 
problem with an ardent and fresh enthusiasm. With the 
complete cooperation of the Academy orchestra under 
Lieutenant Sima, and the Building and Grounds Depart- 
ment under Mr. Davey, the Committee has succeeded in 
producing a series of eighteen delightful dances throughout 



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Barninger, Reinhart, Carroll. Front Row: Northwood, Davies, Colberr, Cunningham, Sanderson, Burgess. 



the academic year. Hallowe'en, Christmas, and Easter have 
all been commemorated by special decorations, and the 
beautv of Dahlgren Hall on these occasions made these hops 
a mark for future committees. Besides receiving with the 
hostess, the Hop Committee has the mission of making those 
irrepressibles who are devoted to the more weird and un- 
orthodox shagging methods refrain from being menaces to 
the rest of us on the floor. June Week, and another class takes 
charge of the many details that require so much care; to the 
out-going group, the Regiment may say, "A task well done." 





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ONCE upon a time there used to be a nice secluded spot 
back of the Chapel, where sat the choir. To be a 
member of the choir, and have the pleasure of catching a 
nice peaceful nap during the sermon was a cherished privi- 
lege of the first class. Not so now. Times have changed, and 
now the choir is a large and flourishing organization of 
some eighty or ninety men drawn from all classes, with a 
goodly number from the plebes, situated in front of the 
chapel for all eyes to see, and all ears to hear. Under the 
able direction of Professor Crosley the choir contributes its 
share to the Sunday morning service in the Mother Church 
of the Navy. The weekly anthem, and singing of the hymns 




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Ballou, Snyder, Noll, Duncan, Quinn, Stultz, Westbrook, Chisolm, Paller. Third Row.- Hemingway, Reigert, Wood, Renfro, 
Banvard, Hunt, Condir, Sim, Stevens, Brown, Elwood, Alford. Fourth Row: Fuller, Ray, Dayton, Carlson, Young, Whalen, 
Cross, MacMurray, Milligan, Cady, Danforth, Stevens. Fifth Row: Ingham, Burns, John, St. John, Lee, Bogley, Mayer, 
Shaw, Schreiter, Goodman, McCarthy, Cox. Front Row: Sherry, Zimny, Burgess, Street, Stuessi, Shaffer, Clark, Rengel, 

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and chants, is a regular part of the ceremony. Some members 
of the choir also add their talent to the service by singing 
really well done solos and duets. In addition, the choir 
usually manages to find time in what little of the drill 
periods are devoted to rehearsal, to work up a cantata or 
song service sung on Easter Sunday. The biggest event of 
the year, as far as the choir members are concerned is the 
annual trip to the National Cathedral in Washington. This 
trip, inaugurated two years ago, has proved a great success 
both as a treat for the choir, and as a musical offering. 




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CLASS SUPPER 
COMMITTEE 



FIRST Class Supper — a unique occasion for it brings 
together three hundred so-called after-dinner speakers 
without a single speech. Is is the duty of the Committee 
to provide the class, at this last informal get-together, with 
a chow that is a chow, unparalleled in the annals of mess- 
hall history, and to arrange for entertainment from the best 
talent available on the vaudeville stage. At the banquet 
the spirit of comraderie runs rife; the old stories of "See 
you at Pensacola" and "Meet you at the dock in Pedro" 
are heard over and over. The gourmands are satisfied for 
once in their naval careers. And all of the first class are in 
high spirits, for the end of that interesting yet four year 
grind is in sight. "No More Rivers" is the theme song as 
they cast off the yoke and take up the reins. A few are 
reminiscing of the good ol' days of the cruises and the 
Woozes; fewer still are really saying goodbye; the majority, 
however, are seeking just a pleasant evening among com- 
rades with the same hope and the same ambitions. Ship 
assignments are out, orders are in hand and commissions 
are merely awaiting signatures, uniforms have been bought 
and somewhat paid for, worries are over for the present. 
With complete and youthful enthusiasm another class toasts 
the Fleet, and prepares to venture into the unknown but 
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OUR ring dance was one we will long remember because 
it was both different and exceedingly pleasant. To this 
Committee much of the credit is due. They conceived, and 
against opposition they executed, the various ideas which 
were consummated on that night in June, 1936. The dance 
was held in Smoke Park which had been decorated very 
expertly to resemble Grecian Gardens. Columns decorated 
the sides of the walk, and the orchestra stand was formed 
by a row of columns. On the terrace beneath Mem Hall a 
beautiful fountain played under the beams of vari-colored 
lights. Ozzie Nelson and his dance band played for the 
dancing with vocalizing by the beauteous Harriet Hilliard. 
We dined in the park at small individual tables lighted with 
the latest in indirect lighting. We danced on waxed cement 
that was decorated in the most modernistic of effects. The 
weather, which was the only unpredictable factor in the 
plans, turned out to be perfect. A mass of detail presented 
itself to the Committee from electric lighting to finding a 
dye that was removable "after the ball was over," and the 
boys used good drill week rest hours to make the dance a 
success. Their work was well repaid by the flood of compli- 
ments which the drags and Middies paid them. Of course 
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^V MOVIE GANG 

THERE will be movies in Smoke Hall tonight!" When 
this word is passed, there is no time wasted in getting 
out of the messhall, and when the show starts, there also 
starts a chorus of, "Focus!", "Louder!", or "What's 
next?". "There will be a Popeye and a newsreel," and with 
these words expectations run high, only to be dashed when 
the film is put in backwards or the sound apparatus goes 
on an unexpected vacation. The main object of the Movie 
Gang is to show newsreels for the enjoyment of the Regi- 
ment, but it does not stop there. When Warner Brothers 
gave the Academy the Capehart radio-phonograph, it be- 
came the duty of the Movie Gang to look out for it, seeing 







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that the phonograph and radio work, and providing the 
newest records for the enjoyment of the pool room boys. 
So the Movie Gang goes on, giving its members practical 
experience in the operation of the projectors, and giving 
them pleasure in providing enjoyment for the rest of the 
Regiment. Those new Sunday socials in Smoke Hall have 
their music furnished by the phonograph under the super- 
vision of the Movie Gang, and it is their excellent care of 
this instrument that keeps it always ready to provide the 
inspiration to trip the light fantastic. 





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CREST COMMITTEE ^V 

NEAR the beginning of plebe year a committee was 
formed to design a crest for our class. The Committee 
was selected by the class in the usual political manner 
which, however, was not so obvious as in the later years 
of this class. The Committee then went to work, and after 
much work, and consultation with the representatives of 
the manufacturing jewelers, four designs were brought out. 
These for some reason did not appeal to the class, and back 
the designs went for revision. This time a vote was held, 
and the class selected the one that they liked best. The 
Committee was certainly glad that their labor was now 
over. Theirs had been the unenviable task of choosing de- 



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signs which would lend themselves to die pressing, and 
which would still be distinctive and beautiful. Then in June 
we began to buy crests for mothers, sweethearts, etc., and 
started to become accustomed to its appearance. When the 
crest finally became a part of our ring we decided that it 
was really a good looking ornament. We have learned to 
like the crest, and now criticize those of the other classes 
in the same manner that we were wont to regard ours 
in its infancy. Our crest was designed and originated in our 
class, and it has become an integral part of it. 





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Buchanan, Teig, Gordon, Andrews, Colsen. Third Roiv: Seymour, Sharpe, Salvage, Laney, Phalen, Laird, McCoy, McBrayer, 
Burda, Vogel, Goodfellow, Easterbrook. Fourth Row: St. John, Shoaf, Zoeller, Wood, McCormick, Anderson, McLaughlin, 
Helfrick, Von Bremen, Schieger. Fifth Row: Muhlenberg, Suydam, Kramer, Seifert, Allison, Brown, Schoolsby, Utley, 
Dunford, Hemingway, Bried. Sixth Row: Truax, Black, Hartmann, Flenniken, Brenner, Barbee, Cook, McCulIum, Merritt, 
Miller. Front Row: Hedgecock, Olsen, Richardson, Lt. Burford, Wescott, Goodloe, Groves, Bevernick, Figuera. 







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THE Amateur Radio Club can take the squeaks out of 
radios, and it receives many squawks for the noise 
made in the First Batt, but behind this two-fold squeaking, 
the Club has a two-fold purpose; to maintain the interest 
of those who are hams, and to provide a program of educa- 
tion for those interested in amateur radio, but who are not 
qualified as operators. To further the first end, the Club, 
through the members of the technical committee, has 
worked faithfully during the year to transform a low power 
rig donated by the Navy Department into a medium power 
rig. This year has also seen the advent of radio-telephone 
at the Naval Academy, developed from existing equipment 
by members of the Club. A new receiver completes the 
station. To provide a program of education for those inter- 
ested in learning something about radio, and to qualify 
persons for amateur licenses, code and theory classes have 
been formed, meeting twice weekly. Here, then, is an up- 
to-date station on the air, providing a course of basic in- 
struction in the fundamentals of radio, one of the few 
extra-curricular activities at the Academy which has a 
program designed to be of future use to the Naval Officer, 
for communicaions are important in the efficiency of our 
Fleet. If this organization has served to interest and train 
its members, its purpose has been fulfilled. 




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Conrad, Bolam, Raguet, DeLaureal, Tinling, Haines, Brown, Bryant. Front Row: Carroll, Patriarca, Crenshaw, Gardes, 

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VERY few midshipmen sitting in the stands in Thomp- 
son Stadium on a fall afternoon stop to realize who 
takes care of the visiting football team after the game. 
Perhaps you have heard the "excused from drill and evening 
meal formation" list of names read off at formation, but 
have given the occasion little, or no, thought. Within the 
Regiment there is a small but efficient group that does its 
best to make our visitors comfortable. The Reception 
Committee consists of a First Class Chairman and a Vice- 
Chairman, assisted by four Second Class chairmen, and 
various members of the regiment. Upon this small group 
falls the task of taking care of as many as fifteen visiting 
teams in one week-end during the winter season. The Re- 
ception Committee provides a valuable opportunity to meet 
men from other colleges, and it is an activity that keeps 
going the entire year. The members of the Committee 
assume personal charge of a visiting group from arrival to 
departure. They eat with the visitors, show them the 
Academy, escort them to their athletic meets, and try to 
answer the numerous questions that strangers ask. A friendly 
greeting from all hands goes a long way in leaving with our 
opponents a true impression of the Naval Academy, and 
sending them back to their campuses with a pleasant 
memory of their visit. 



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THE successful Naval Officer has a vast and varied 
amount of equipment. He must possess an extensive 
technical knowledge. This is supplied by his four years at 
the Naval Academy, and by subsequent schooling and 
experience. He must have moral fiber, courage, honesty, 
and a burning ambition to advance the service. He must be 
a leader, for the Navy has an ever increasing need for real 
leaders. These qualities are inborn, and are nurtured through 
long years of training and experience. An element which is 
not inborn, and for which little formal training has been 
provided is overlooked by the majority of people. Ben 
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Wood, Ela, Marsh. Third Row: Johannsen, Mandel, Conrad, Raguet, Swanson, Bush, Wolfe, Cassidy, Brown, Raymer. Front 

Row: Leedy, Holingsworth, Carroll, Crenshaw, Halla, Hoyle, Dacey, Snyder, Lovelace. 



"Language most shows a man, speak, that I may see thee." 
A part of the Regiment realizes the importance of improve- 
ment of speech technique. This group has enthusiastically 
supported the Quarterdeck Society as a means of developing 
effective oral expression. The organization has grown to 
the point where it is conducting both debating and extem- 
poraneous contests in the regiment. Its results have demon- 
strated their worth. Our aim for the future is to imbue 
every Midshipman with the necessity and importance of 
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BOAT CLUB 

THE Naval Academy Boat Club, organized barely a year 
ago by the Superintendent and a group of midshipmen, 
is now accepted as one of the most pleasant activities at 
the Naval Academy. Its purpose is fundamental to an officer 
of the Fleet — "to advance professional knowledge through 
providing training facilities for midshipmen, in boat build- 
ing, repair and operation of power boats, the service, oper- 
ation, sailing, and handling of vessels, in piloting and gen- 
eral seamanship, and to provide recreation and to encourage 
interest in water borne craft." Included in the Boat Club 
Squadron are the famous ocean racer, Vamarie, donated to 
the Regiment last fall, four 50 ft. Diesel auxiliary ketches, 




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Top Row: Farrior, Watson, Ellis, Cassidy, Muhlenberg, Benthin, Shubert, Wood, Clagett, Greene, Hemenway, Seed, Zoeller. 
Second Row: Morse, George, Brown, Elsom, Shumway, Dean, Colson, Lattimore, McDonald, Henry, Burkhart, Robertson, 
Butler. Third Row: Kleiss, Stilwell, Holdredge, Huizenga, Lovig, Henderson, Libbey, Weymouth, O'Kelly, Leedy, Hoyle. 
Fourth Row: Minor, Hedgecock, Savidge, Gould, Raymer, Fletcher, Millard, McNitt, Bliss, Plummer. Front Row: Boal, 
Doerflinger, Taylor, Jackson, Worth, Hirschberger, Hall, Shamer, Woodworth, Brenner, Stubbart. 





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owned and, in several cases, built by midshipmen members. 
Small boat racing has been encouraged, and this year a team 
represented the Naval Academy in a frostbite dinghy race 
against an experienced group from M. I. T. on the Charles 
River. To all those among us who answer to the call of 
blue water, and white sails filled with a spanking breeze, 
the Boat Club is a welcome addition to our many activities. 
Under the capable guidance of the Superintendent, great 
strides have been taken to increase the love of the sea. 




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What would our week-ends have been 
without a Navy team to cheer for? How 
much duller might our days have been if 
we did not have the opportunity to try 
our skill at our favorite sport! We didn't 
all win N-stars, or even make the team, 
but we had a good time trying. That 
December day in Philly's Municipal Sta- 
dium — those toe to toe slugfests in the 
gym — Saturday afternoon thrillers over at 
Dahlgren — all are here. Our four-N's will 
ring out, no matter whether we go on to 
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"AVY opened its '36 season a bit slowly, but if results 
proved somewhat disappointing at times during 
mid-season the crashing finale more than compensated 
for it. The first Saturday following leave found Thomp- 
son Field invaded by our traditional first game rivals, 
William and Mary. Although rolling up some 400 yards 
from scrimmage to the Indians' 75, the Blue and Gold 
had considerable difficulty crossing the final white stripe 
as drive after drive was halted, largely because of over- 
eagerness and ragged blocking. The Indians ended a long 
Navy march in the early stages by recovering a fumble, 
and then used Bunch's fine punting and their wind ad- 
vantage to hold off the Tars. However, Schmidt, Thomas, 
and Ingram teamed up to bring Navy its first touchdown 
at the opening of the second quarter. Although the Sailor 
eleven continued to dominate the play, it was held scoreless until the final period, when 
a Navy surge was climaxed by two touchdowns in quick succession. Not to be outdone, 
William and Mary scored on the most sensational play of the afternoon, a pass-and-run 
affair from Buch to Flickinger which netted 65 yards. Neither team was able to convert 
a point after touchdown. The first game of the season stood out because of the incon- 
sistency of the Navy attack. A brilliant play was invariably quickly offset by a very 
poor one. Davidson furnished the opposition on October 3rd, and it looked for a time 
as if the competition might prove just a bit stiffer than had been expected. The boys 



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Top Row: Rankin, Minvielle, Swiderski, Andrews, Blaha, Hessel, Ferrara, Mason, Muse 

Second Row: Reimann, Player, Whitman, Whiteside, Wallace, Spector, Worden, Emrich, Fincher, Beard, Gunderson 

Third Row: Janney, Cook, Powell, Gurnee, Holovak, Coward, Ghesquiere, Dean, Ingram, McFarland 

Fourth Row: Hysong, Van Meter, Jarvis, Sloan, Fleps, Franks, Lynch, Case, Antrim, Fike, West 

Front Roiv: Bringle, Schmidt, Wilsie, Thomas, DuBois, Morrell, Soucek, Sooy, Miller, Soballe 



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from the South had come to Annapolis with a reputation 
for a versatile and aggressive attack. Some fourteen 
thousand spectators were in no way disappointed. The 
tricky forward and lateral-passing attack of the visitors 
showed the Tars how much improvement in their defense 
was possible. It took a fine sixteen yard run on a reverse, 
Schmidt to Antrim, and Schmidt's conversion to give 
the Blue and Gold a 7-6 half time lead as the Davidson 
passing attack began to click. In the fourth quarter Navy 
got underway to score twice more and send the North 
Carolina boys home on the short end of a 19-6 count. 
This game saw Tommy Hamilton employing the old 
Rockne system of substituting eleven men at a time. Two 
complete teams played about equal portions of the game. 
By this time the spectators had begun to note with 

interest the outstanding line work of the two Navy guards, DuBois and Captain Morrell. 
The backfield had already begun to shape up nicely and were showing promise of great 
things to come with a little more steadiness and coordination. Virginia came to Crab- 
town with a much heralded passing attack and it looked for a while in the third quarter, 
with the score knotted at 14-all, as if the weakness of the Navy's pass defense was to 
bring its retribution. After the second stringers had held the Cavaliers even throughout 
a scoreless first quarter, the varsity started out to sweep the Virginians off their feet. 
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Second Row: Bobczynski, Baughman, James, Blaha, Fleps, Schroeder, Gill, Rindskopf, Narter, Gurnee, Mendenhall, Felix, 

Royalty, Holt, Dinsmore, Beard 

Third Row: Nicodemus, Vandergrift, Muse, Hauck, Lee, Schlacks, Rynd, Adams, Ustick, Holovak, Neilsen, Anderson, Whitman 

Front Row: Buckley, Bill, Gano, Ady, Graves, Ballinger, Adair, Giffen, Minvielle, Worden, Blankinship 



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by another. This 14-point lead was cut in half by the opposition before 
intermission, George's miraculous leaping catch of Nistad's pass ac- 
counting for the touchdown. A startling toss which caught the Tar 
second stringers flatfooted pulled the Cavaliers even at the very begin- 
ning of the second half and gave the Blue and Gold fans a scare. How- 
ever, this was their last serious thrust. The Tars' running attack soon 
began to function, as they pushed three touchdowns through a tiring 
Cavalier line. The last one was a 48-yard dash by Schmidt, although 
Cooke broke into the clear on a pass interception a few minutes later 
only to be hauled down on the five yard line as the game ended 35-14. 

In meeting Eli Yale for the second successive 
year the Sailors found the old Yale jinx very 
much intact. In the light of other games, the 
Yale game can scarcely be blamed on the even 
more famous Baltimore jinx, which now 
seems to have disappeared. At the outset the 
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completely fooled with his speedy, elusive running, and in the first 
ten minutes he played a major role in the march which gave the sons 
of Elihu a 6-0 advantage. Then the picture changed. The Navy eleven 
had solved the Blue attack and the corps of capable Yale backs found 
themselves bottled up. Annapolis power began to tell, and after the 
visitors had made two gallant stands, Ingram's shifty ball-carrying 
produced a long-overdue touchdown. The same talented gentleman then 
drop-kicked Navy into the lead. With the game almost in the bag late 
in the third quarter, the Tars suddenly found that the great Larry Kelley 
had taken matters in hand by kicking a fumbled punt to the Navy two. 
In a couple of plays old Eli had brought the 
count up to 12.-7 an d, try as they could, the 
Navy could do nothing more about it, so 
there it stayed until the finish. Although play 
was still spotty and inconsistent, Navy had 
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the beast well in check except for a few minutes in the third quarter. 
The only trouble was that the aforementioned Tiger kept the Navy goat 
equally under control all afternoon. Showing power only when they 
really needed it, the home forces drove to their touchdown after White's 
brilliant return of the second half kick-off. The team seemed to be suffer- 
ing from a let down as the result of the Yale game and showed it in 
raggedness of their play, although they did get twelve first downs to 
Princeton's three. Perhaps the boys from Nassau were a bit overwrought 
by their defeat at the hands of Penn the previous Saturday. At any rate, 
the morning papers bore the tale of a 7-0 Princeton victory. The Penn 

game at Franklin Field was the one game in 
which there was no question about the Navy's 
being out-played. Although they ran up 
against a hard-fighting band of Sailors, that 
sophomore "wonder" team of a few years 
ago just would not be denied a victory in 
their final season. The Quakers started off 
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Tag — You're It 



stalled by a fifteen yard penalty, ended with a clean-cut field goal from 
the talented toe of Fran Murray. Soon the Red and Blue scored that 
touchdown which they had so narrowly missed as Schuenemann took 
Schmidt' s blocked kick on the Navy 19 and went over. Navy retaliated by 
blocking one of Murray's quick kicks and recovering on the 8. Penn 
held and Murray kicked out to the 40. On the first play Bill Ingram 
passed to Antrim, who stepped off thirty yards for the Blue and Gold's 
only score. Kurlish wound up the afternoon's scoring with a weak side 
spinner after Miller's 37 yard run had put the ball in position. The Navy 
did very well in holding a truly brilliant Penn team as well as they did. 
The 16-6 score just about tells the story. 
Facing a favored Notre Dame team in Balti- 
more Stadium the next Saturday, the team 
did itself proud as Schmidt's punting and 
Ingram's drop kicking gave the Tars a 3-0 
triumph. The Irish were within the Navy 
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zone enabled the Blue to keep its goal line clean. The fumble came as 
an anti-climax to an early Rambler march in which they appeared 
invincible. From the kickoff they rolled smoothly and relentlessly to 
the portals of the Navy goal, where a vicious tackle by Antrim caused 
Simonich to lose the ovoid, and Ferrara saved the day by recovering. 
The Tars then started a drive of their own which penetrated the Notre 
Dame twenty-yard zone before it was halted. Then in the second quarter, 
Kovalcik completed a pass to O'Reilly, but the receiver was out of the 
end zone and it went for a touchback. Navy's one big chance came in 
the third period when Schmidt's out-of-bounds punt to the Ramblers' 

half-yard line forced an end zone kick by 
O'Neill which Ingram returned to the twenty- 
two. The Navy advance was stopped cold 
after Ingram had penetrated to the ten, so the 
versatile Navy back calmly kicked one 
squarely between the uprights. Perhaps the 
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backfield. Although out-gained throughout, the Blue and Gold capital- 
ized on its hard fighting and alert play to bring back the bacon. Despite 
the bolstered confidence resulting from the victory over Notre Dame, 
the squad had some trepidation over the trip to Cambridge, as a vastly 
improved John Harvard had just run roughshod over the same Virginia 
team that had troubled the Navy earlier in the season. An aggressive 
Navy team took the opening kickoff and marched to a score, using 
nothing but straight football. The count was 6-0 before the Crimson 
so much as touched the ball, and it had risen to 13-0 by half time. 
Harvard made another of its customary second half rallies to bring the 
score to 13-7 before the Navy could score 
again. The Crimson eleven had a number of 
better-than-average backs, headed by the 
hard-running Arthur Oakes, and although 
it was definitely out-classed by the Navy 
varsity and held even by the second string, 
the Cambridge team never stopped fighting. 
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top-notchers had left the fray for good, Harvard's "mouse-trap" plays 
began to work on the scrubs and George Hedblom, a surprising sub- 
stitute, ripped off several sparkling runs which led to another touch- 
down. They were filling the air with passes as the game ended with 
Navy again on top, 2-o-it,. Tommy Hamilton's last year at the helm of 
Navy football again saw a creditable season culminated by a victory 
over the Army, a fine ending for Tommy and for 37's footballers. Navy 
entered the game the dopesters' favorite, but found it no easy job to 
justify their faith. A determined Army Mule started right in from the 
opening whistle with a vicious, slashing attack that at times reached 

great brilliance. After halting drive after 
drive deep in their own territory, the Navy 
warriors seemed too tired to gain anything 
better than a scoreless tie, but Schmidt and 
Co. had other ideas in mind. Starting in the 
last few minutes on their own 2.7, the Blue 
and Gold pounded down the field in a brilliant 
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running and timely passes. The first play was Ingram to Schmidt to the 
Navy 35 and shortly later, another pass, this time Schmidt to Antrim, 
pushed the ball into Army territory. Two more dashes by Navy ball 
carriers netted another first down. Fike dropped into the backfield as 
Ingram passed to Tiny Lynch on the Kaydet xo. Another pass, this 
time from Ingram to Fike, nearly proved disastrous as Craig apparently 
intercepted on the Army 3, but the field judge detected Army's Sullivan 
riding the receiver and it was the Navy's ball, first and goal to go. On 
the third attempt, Schmidt crossed the line and Ingram's conversion 
completed the 7-0 triumph. It is impossible to single out the Navy men 
responsible for the victory, as each did his 
job well. The brilliant runs of little Monk 
Meyer furnished the Army stands with their 
biggest thrills. No account of the season 
could be complete without a tribute to Lieu- 
tenant Hamilton. In his three years at the 
head of Navy football, he has compiled a 
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SOCCER is, next to football, the most popular fall 
sport. Over a dozen All-American stars have come 
from the Naval Academy teams since 192.1, when 
"Tommy" Taylor put the first Navy squad on the field. 
This year, a nucleus of six lettermen returned around 
which to build a strong team. The experienced men 
were Shamer and Hall, fullbacks, Leydon, halfback, 
Shea, Whalen, and Sanderson, the captain. After five 
days of practice the squad opened their '36 season on 
Lawrence Field against a strong opponent, Haverford. 
The score was tied in the third quarter and remained tied 
after two extra periods. Haverford scored first. Von 
Bremen brought the Navy score up with a short shot 
in front of the goal and Hartigan followed with a high 
boot into the corner of the net to give the Blue a lead 
which was, however, tied in the second half. Sanderson's footwork was most outstanding 
during the Navy's cross-passing attack. With marked improvement the team defeated 
its next opponent, Lafayette, 2.-1. Neither side scored during the first half. Lafayette's 
captain tallied first. In the fourth quarter a penalty against Lafayette gave the ball to 
Leydon. He passed to "Sandy," who in turn made a direct goal. The tied score required 
the playing of two extra five minute periods, during which Von Bremen scored on a 
pass from Sanderson, to give Navv the lead. The midfield remained the center of scrim- 
maging until the final whistle. In the next game Gettysburg opened a hot attack which 




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Second Row: Angstadt, Beshany, Lauerman, Whalen, Haines, Hartigan, MacDonald, Kelley, Bidwell, Whistler 

Third Row: Farrell, Munson, Moan, Brenner, Nelson, Lake, Childers, Reid, Dalton, Von Bremen, Graham, Sherry, Moore.. Irvine 

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culminated in a goal early in the game. Captain Sander- 
son finally tied the score on a short corner shot after 
receiving a long kick from the midfield. Superb goal- 
keeping by Johnny Haines held the Gettysburg team 
to their single tally. Von Bremen and "Sandy" each were 
able to score again, giving Navy three points to Gettys- 
burg's solitary goal. Thus far undefeated, the squad 
prepared to meet the Yale Bulldog, which had lost only 
one game in its preceding seasons. The Navy squad was 
determined to avenge the defeat of the previous year by 
the Eli. Never did a Navy team fight harder. Captain 
Sanderson won his own game by making the only goal of 
the game in the first quarter. So tight was the Blue and 
Gold defense that Yale had only two shots at the goal. 
Frank Shamer and Bud Hall with their long boots kept 

the ball out of Navy territory and Johnny Haines successfully intercepted the only 
serious Eli threat, a hard shot at the top of the goal, by slipping it over the back of the 
net. The Navy team tenaciously fought back a Yale rally in the second half. The next 
contest brought the team to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to face Lehigh, whom they out- 
classed completely in almost every phase of the game. Five minutes after the game began, 
the umpire awarded Navy a corner kick. Bowers dropped the ball in front of the goal, 
where Schumann bounced it into the net. The Blue had many other scoring opportunities 
in the first half, but failed to convert them. In the second half "Sandy' ' passed the fullbacks 





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and scored directly for Navy. As usual the captain played an outstanding 
game, dribbling and passing around the Lehigh players. Finally the 
midshipmen converted another corner shot into a goal. This time 
Hank Lauerman kicked in front of the goal where it hit a Lehigh full- 
back and dropped into the net. During the remainder of the game Navy 
pressed on under the impetus and drive of substitutes Lake, Northwood, 
Baldwin, and Shea. Thus far the soccer squad was undefeated in a series 
of five consecutive games. Pennsylvania State remained the one challenge 
to a perfect season and perhaps an All-Eastern championship, but Penn 

State was represented by a combination that 
had not been beaten in two years. In spite of 
the stakes, the Navy squad could not muster 
enough force to end its season with a victory. 
However, the Blue and Gold defense held the 
opponents scoreless until two minutes before 
the end of the half when McEwan, the Penn 
State captain, with a hard low shot into the 
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into a goal. Halfbacks McDonald and J. C. Kelley, next season's cap- 
tain, made a valiant drive during the second half against the Penn State 
line only to have the ball return time and time again into Navy terri- 
tory. The Penn State players were undeniably very experienced and 
skillful. Although the free-booters lost the last game of the season 3-0, 
they had the satisfaction of knowing that it was only the best of teams 
which had taken them over. Tommy Taylor's squad ended a very suc- 
cessful season of Association Football with many commendations and 
honorable mentions. Twenty men received letters in the sport and Cap- 
tain Sanderson was named on the All-Eastern 
team for the second time. Although the team 
loses through graduation three of its best 
players from the starting lineup, Captain 
Sanderson, Frank Shamer, and Bud Hall, 
there are all indications that next year's 
squad may even surpass the excellent achieve- 
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THE 1936 season saw one of the most creditable 
performances ever turned in by a Navy cross country 
team. Although the team contained no outstanding in- 
dividual star, it was evenly balanced and well supplied 
with first-rate performers, several of whom had already 
had the benefit of a year of varsity experience. Howard 
Young, a game and talented runner, captained the team, 
although illness kept him from competing in half of the 
team's races. Under the tutelage of the sage Earl "Tom- 
my" Thomson, the harriers went through the season 
with a clean slate, winning most of their meets by a 
small margin, but always maintaining an advantage. 
In addition to having the first undefeated season since 
the great teams of '2.8 and '2.9, this squad set the pace in 
winning the first race away from the home course in the 
history of Navy cross country. During the afternoon when the team defeated Prince- 
ton on the Princeton course they learned that unfamiliar hills and dales require 
much harder plugging than home races. The University of North Carolina came the 
nearest to winning from the Blue and Gold in the first race of the year. Their sophomore 
star, Bill Hendrix, led the field with his brilliant running but could not offset the Navy 
teamwork that brought a 2.7-2.8 victory. On October 31 the harriers evened Navy's fall 
sport score with Princeton and avenged the defeat which the football team had suffered 
a week previous. Captain Fritz Rosengarten of Old Nassau paced the pack home, but 




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the Tars took four of the next five prizes and clinched the 
2.6-2.9 victory. Jack Harby and Bolam finished four and 
five seconds behind the leader, who covered four and a 
half miles in the fast time of 2.0:11.. The next opponents to 
meet Navy on the Post Graduate School course after the 
Princeton trip away were the Duke University team. Al- 
though their Southern Conference Champion, Bill Morse, 
broke the four mile Post Graduate Course record with the 
low time of io:59-i, spirited teamwork put nine Navy 
runners across the tape after him. In the last meet of the 
season the team faced the Pittsburgh University team 
that had just returned from a hard luck session at the 
Intercollegiates. Their star runner, Harold Tost, was 
nosed out in the most thrilling race of the year by Navy's 
hard working, consistent performer, Cecil Bolam. That 
afternoon Bolam pulled his average for four meets up to second place and showed that 
he well deserved his election to the captaincy of the 1937 team. The record of the 
team is all the more praiseworthy when it is considered that, although many members 
of the squad had competed during the previous season, only two had won letters. Two 
of the most consistent scorers, Harby and Bennett, were youngsters in their first varsity 
season, and Captain Young was the only first classman. No small measure of the credit 
is due to the team's mentor, "Tommy" Thomson, and to the officer representatives, 
Commander W. W. Smith and Lieutenant Commander Decker. 




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Ruge, Captain 



Wilson, Coach 



THE 1937 Basketball season got underway with the Navy team apparently still 
feeling the after effects of Christmas leave. Gettysburg was the first invader to meet 
the Blue and Gold on the Dahlgren Hall court, and became the first to boast a conquest 
over the Navy. The game was disappointing, although the score remained close through- 
out. The Tar basketeers had not had time to get their ' 'eye' ' in as shot after shot bounded 
harmlessly off the backboard. The Z6-2.4 score was a fair indication of the difference 
between the two teams at that point in the season. The Duke Blue Devils furnished the 
opposition in the second of the season's games and again the Sailors tasted defeat. Al- 
though they tied the score eight times during the afternoon, the Navy regulars missed 
the hoop a few times too many and had to be content with giving the Southerners a good 
tussle, as the 33-2.9 tally showed. The quintet, anxious to redeem itself after two successive 

losses, showed the University of Baltimore no mercy. The 
Baltimore squad was greatly crippled by ineligibility and 
was in no position to make a fight for it. The basket seemed 
much more vulnerable than before as the Blue and Gold 
ran up an 18-4 half time lead. Lynch led the scoring with 
11 points as Navy rolled to a 36-7 victory. The Green Terrors 
from Western Maryland struck no terror in the Tars' souls 
on their invasion, as the Sailors continued along the come- 
back trail. The lead seesawed back and forth several times 
during the first half, with the flashy work of Benjamin 





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outstanding for the visitors. However, one star could not stem the tide of the Navy 
attack, and at intermission the home forces were riding on a 16-14 l ea d. Action was 
slower in the second half, but the Tars continued to add to their lead. The Navy third 
stringers were holding their own as the game ended, 45-17. McFarland and Ruge led 
the scoring with 15 and 14 points respectively. The Pitt Panther left his Eastern Confer- 
ence circle to be Navy's next opponent in Dahlgren Hall. Ingram and McFarland started 
the Blue and Gold off to a 4-0 lead, but this advantage was soon wiped out by the 
Panthers' 7-point surge. Although they were never headed after once taking the lead, 
the Pitt players found the Sailors close on their heels, and at half time they enjoyed but 
a i-point edge. The second half was a different story. As Navy appeared to tire the 
Panthers widened the gap. At one time they were in front by iz points, and at the finish, 
taking things easy, they had the game as well under control 
as the 35-18 result shows. The entire Pitt varsity played a 
fine, smooth game, and their superiority was the result 
more of excellent teamwork than of individual brilliance. 
Fabel of the Smoky City tied McFarland in the day's scoring 
at nine points apiece. The Virginia game, postponed a day 
because of the inaugural parade, offered no serious difficul- 
ties to the team, and the Cavaliers became Navy's third 
victim of the season. Captain Ruge's cohorts brought their 
season's average above .500 by whitewashing Lafayette on 






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the following Saturday. The Pennsylvania athletes 
were game, but hardly up to stopping the onslaught 
of a determined Navy squad as all sixteen of the 
Blues' uniformed men did their part. The first quintet 
had run up an ii-i lead almost before the spectators 
were settled in their seats, and after playing for half 
a period they knocked off for the afternoon. The 
second five held a 3-1 advantage practically through- 
out their stay in action, the count reading 33-11 at 
half time and 52.-18 when they left to make way for 
the scrubs. The final tally of 63-33 was a g°°d indi- 
cation of the team's steady improvement since the 
opening of the season. Navy made it three in a row 
by overcoming V. P. I. 45-17. For the second successive 
game all sixteen men saw service. The Virginians 
opened the scoring, but never again were they able 
to get the lead, as Ingram, Ruge, and McFarland 
quickly pushed the Blue out front and kept it there. 
The Tars held a comfortable 2.6-12. lead at half time. 



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The visitors again drew first blood in the second half, 
but soon fell even farther behind. Ghesquiere shared 
with Captain Ruge the scoring honors at nine points 
apiece. Tiny Lynch had trouble finding the basket, 
but his floor game was still indispensable. Swarth- 
more College was obliged to cancel the game it had 
scheduled and Loyola of Baltimore filled in, but the 
Baltimoreans had no better success than their fellow- 
townsmen earlier in the month, giving the Blue but 
little competition. Johnny Wilson's courtmen reached 
a new peak in smoothness and coordination as they 
downed a rather strong Maryland squad, 53-37. The 
general floor work, and passing especially, was ex- 
cellent. It was one of the finest performances of the 
season and gave Navy rooters high hopes for the ap- 
proaching Army game. The first and only trip of the 
year resulted in a heartbreaking loss to Columbia. 
The Navy team clicked beautifully at times and scor- 
ing was plentiful. At one time the Lions trailed by 




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ii points but they managed to ease ahead in the 
final seconds of playing time to win, 50-48. The game 
was featured by the brilliant work of Alan McFarland. 
Without his 1.x points the team would have been in a 
bad way indeed. Wolff and O'Erien were outstanding 
for Columbia, and it was Wolff's one-handed shot in 
the last ten seconds that furnished the New Yorkers' 
margin of victory. The William and Mary game proved 
to be a bit of a letdown. The Blue was not extended 
in winning, 41-11, although the team played without 
the services of either Lynch or Ingram. Shamer was 
high man with 10 points, while Metheny, Indian 
guard, led the visitors with 5. The game was one of 
the roughest of the season and the Navy offense looked 
much spottier than in most of the previous games. 
However, this was due in part to the changes in the 
lineup necessitated by the absence of the two aces, 
with Shamer shifting over to center from his guard 
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the Army game, the Tar quintet dropped the closest 
contest of the season to Penn State, 31-31. The result 
-was deadlocked at 30-all at the expiration of regular 
playing time, and it was the Nittany Lions who 
managed to make the best of the overtime period. 
The army game was a classic throughout. "Bing" 
Gillette, who had been playing as a reserve all season, 
stole the show by sparking the quintet to victory. 
Gillette replaced Captain Ruge after the latter's third 
personal foul, and his brilliant floor work was the 
key to Navy's success. Nevertheless, the 41-40 victory 
was hardly a one-man feat. Lynch contributed 11 
points and McFarland 10, and Ruge, while he was 
in the game, bore a full share of the burden. As usual, 
Brinker and Meyer led the Army attack, and the 
former was high man for the game with 13 points. 
The game added a few more welcome N-stars to the 
already long list for the year and effectively wiped 
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Millard, Dodds, Pridmore, Sullavan, Carson, Shupper, Dyson, Doerflinger, Carlson, Kerns, Front Row: Adell, Kleiss, Chandler, 

Smith, Merryman, Schutz, DuBois, Abeel, Leigh, Stuart. 



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Merryman, Captain 



Schutz, Coach 



A LTHOUGH the record of wins and losses balances on the wrong side of the ledger, 
jl \_the wrestling team enjoyed a creditable season, considering the small number of 
experienced men available and the opposition which it faced. In addition to taking 
three of their seven meets, the grapplers lost two by the identical score of 16-14, an< ^ 
in only two clashes were they decisively beaten. One of these came in the opener, at 
the hands of the V. M. I. Cadets. The victors took the first five bouts and clinched their 
victory before Navy could break into the win column. In the four lightest weights the 
Cadets ran up decisive time advantages, ranging from nearly seven minutes to over 
nine minutes, and Steidtmann pinned Merryman in six minutes flat. Web Smith and 
Ray DuBois, both making their initial appearances on the mat, scored Navy's eight 
points with a fall and decision respectively. Smith, who had been good enough as a 

boxer to make the varsity in the previous year, made short 
work of Baldwin, the bout going only half the scheduled 
time. Player gave Farley, V. M. I. heavyweight, a powerful 
struggle before he succumbed. The heavyweights gave the 
team its first win, with North Carolina in the role of the 
victim. After the Southerners had swept the first four bouts, 
Captain Merryman took a fall out of Herring to start Navy 
on its way. The loser lasted three minutes with the Navy 
leader. Smith, Carson, and Player all added to the total. 
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visitors, provided the margin in a 16-14 score - Carson, by throwing his opponent in his 
first start for the Blue and Gold, duplicated Smith's feat of the meet before. The squad 
received the severest setback suffered by a Navy wrestling team in years at the hands of 
Penn State. The Nittany Lions, Eastern Intercollegiate champions, came down from the 
mountains of Pennsylvania with a powerful crew and blanked the Tars, 30-0. Web 
Smith turned in the best performance for the losing squad. After a slow start, he turned 
the tide and came within an ace of throwing his man. The latter eked out a win on a 
narrow time advantage. Pridmore also turned in a creditable performance in his varsity 
debut. Some of the pent-up wrath which resulted from this fiasco was vented on another 
group of Pennsylvanians who ventured to Annapolis on the following Saturday. The 
luckless University of Pennsylvania grapplers met with uniformly poor success, as bout 
after bout went into the Navy column. A feature event 
was the 118-pound match between Charlev Chandler and 
the blind Robert Allman. Chandler earned the time ad- 
vantage, but the surprisingly good Quaker grappler proved 
his worth later in the season by gaining runner-up honors 
at the Eastern Intercollegiate tourney. The lone Penn score 
was made by their Captain Taylor, who defeated Mann at 
155 pounds. Kleiss scored the only fall of the day by down- 
ing McKee in 6:14. The final tally showed: Navy 2.3, Penn 3. 
The third Navy victory of the season followed with Harvard 






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Kleiss 






Ready? Wrestle! 




Turn Him Over ! 





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in the role of victim. The lighter weights had up to 
now been a liability rather than an asset, but this 
time they swung the balance. Chandler, Abeel, and 
Kleiss ran up an n-o lead, the latter getting a fall 
with but five seconds to spare. Harvard took the next 
two, before Carlson, making his varsity debut, pinned 
Harvard's 165-pounder, Armstrong. Carson lost to 
Harkness, and with only the heavyweight contest re- 
maining, the New Englanders needed a fall and five 
points to knot up the count. Glendinning, unbeaten 
in three years, made a mighty effort to save the day, 
but in Navy's Player he met his match. The protracted, 
grueling contest was declared a draw, and the meet 
was Navy's, 173^-12.^. The hardest meet of the year 
saw Nebraska squeeze out a narrowly won victory. 
The Westerners, who were engaged in a concentrated 
tour, had fought for twc nights previous to the Navy 
match, but still retained energy enough to finish on 
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gained one more fall and the better of the 16-14 score. 
Navy's team put up a terrific fight, evidenced by the 
fact that three of the bouts went into overtime. The 
Knight brothers, unbeaten in seven bouts, started 
Nebraska off to a ten point lead. Leigh gave the Blue 
grapplers an impetus by throwing his man in the 
145-pound class, and victory slowly drew within 
striking distance. As had been the case with Harvard, 
Navy had a chance to tie the score by winning the 
final bout by a fall; but although Player did his ut- 
most, the best he could gain was a decision. The 
season closed with a 11-15 l° ss to Lehigh. Rogers and 
Captain Merryman closed out their careers with vic- 
tories by falls, and Kleiss scored the other Navy 
points, also by a fall. The turning point of the meet 
came in the light-heavy bout when Carson, dazed 
from a fluke trip and fall, was pinned before he could 
recover. A number of veterans remained, giving 
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Sullivan. Third Row: Beshany, Walsh, Mendenhall, Geer, Coyne, Brown, Hamilton, Hunnicutt, Dierman. Fourth Row: Vossler, 

O'Donnell, Morrell, Trethewey, Marinke, Fargo, Sinnott, Buszek, DeGolian, Woodhull, Webb. Front Row: Tamny, Wallace, 

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Hocker, Captain 



Webb, Coach 



WITH the 1937 season, Navy returned to the position of eminence which it had 
vacated in the preceding year. Besides Captain Cliff Hocker, Thompson and 
Tamny were the only first classmen destined to be under the flood lights. Felix deGolian, 
"Bull" Morrell, and Duncan Elliot all gave considerable competition for places on the 
team. A number of youngsters earned the right to wear the varsity gloves. Al Barbee, 
featherweight, Ed O'Herron at 135 pounds, Johnny Edwards, and Al Wallace filling 
the 165 pound and heavyweight berths respectively, were those who made the grade. 
Ed Luby and Skipper Giffen were outstanding second classmen. The Western Maryland 
scrap started the team off with a 6-2. victory. Barbee's clever fighting earned him a 
decision. Thompson K. O.'d his opponent without taking much in return. The second 
of three knockouts came with O'Herron's flooring Allgire of Maryland in the third 

round. O'Herron had the upper hand throughout the bout 
and pounded his opponent as he pleased. Of the close bouts, 
the 145 pound set-to between Luby of Navy and Bender of 
the Green Terrors was the best. Both men were good, but 
Luby took the honors after knocking the Maryland redhead 
groggy in the second round. Captain Hocker easily won his 
round from an inexperienced opponent. Edwards gave his 
share of thrills to the spectators. His bloody nose offered a 
worse spectacle than the injury warranted, but he came 
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and energy. His efforts, however, were not sufficient to turn the judges' nod in his favor. 
Maryland's only other point came in a decision against veteran Giffen. A fitting climax 
to the evening was the heavyweight battle in which Mike Wallace floored O'Leair of 
W. M. for the count of nine in the final stanza, after a smashing right to the button had 
softened up the Green Terror in the second round. Spurred on by their first overwhelming 
victory, the Blue and Gold team pounded out a winning score over Syracuse on 6 Febru- 
ary in Macdonough Hall. Four draws and three decisions gave the meet to Navy after 
one of the closest and most interesting matches seen in the Hall in several years. Al 
Barbee clinched a fast bout by cornering the Orangeman after chasing him around the 
ring. The advantage run up in the final round by the Navy midget assured the Blue and 
Gold of its initial point. O'Herron failed to hold his opponent, Zuccaro, an unusually 
powerful fighter for his 135 pounds. Thompson, Luby, and 
Hocker all fought to draws. Edwards' straight punching 
left glove mystified Fink, the Syracuse ace, and won a 
second decision for Navy. This victory, won by a com- 
paratively inexperienced youngster against one of the most 
capable performers in collegiate boxing, was especially 
pleasing to the home fans. Another draw, between GifFen 
and Griffith, left the contest open to a tie if Syracuse took 
the heavyweight match. In the first two rounds Wallace 
brought his man to the canvas twice, and the falls were 






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Thompson 



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enough to give the Navy boxer the bout, although he 
tired somewhat and gave ground in the final canto. 
Next the Navy boxers settled an old score with the 
University of Virginia. The Virginia lads scored two 
technical knockouts to Navy's one, but decisions gave 
the Blue and Gold the upper edge. The dependable 
115-pounder, Barbee, gave the midshipmen a lead, 
and Thompson's victory in a bruising scrimmage fol- 
lowed. An unusual encounter was the 135-pound fight 
in which two former classmates, Eddie O'Herron and 
Page Clagett, came face to face. O'Herron had to 
raise a few welts on his friend in order to raise the 
Navy score. Although the next battle started off in a 
disappointing manner, Luby ended up by knocking 
his man out. Virginia retaliated in the next contest 
by finishing off Herb Benham, substitute for Captain 
Hocker. "Give and take" fighting with numerous 
haymakers featured the 165-pound bout between Cap- 
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unexpectedly the Blue and Gold suffered a defeat in 
the light-heavyweight class, when Schmidt, Cavalier 
southpaw, connected with Giffen's jaw early in the 
fight. In the heavyweight class Tamny made a good 
comeback, but unfortunately received a gash over the 
eye in the first round and lost the decision. The biggest 
challenge to Navy came February 2.0 at State College, 
Pennsylvania. After three consecutive wins it was a 
rather difficult pill for the boxers to swallow, to be 
outpointed j^/r-^A. D 7 Penn State before 6,500 spec- 
tators. Luby, the only Navy pugilist to score, was 
pitted against Sammy Donato, the Nittany Lions' 
intercollegiate veteran. Luby caught the Penn man 
off guard several times with his trip-hammer right, 
but Donato showed that he could "take it" and hand 
out punishment as well. The veteran Penn State team 
marred an otherwise excellent boxing season. Despite 
this defeat, "Spike" Webb produced a team of which 
all hands were justly proud. 




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Top Row: Robinson, Snyder, Sim, DeVane, Gardner, Becker, Senior, Baldridge, Gibson, DeHority, Holmes. Second Roiv: Ortland, 
Miller, Friedrick, Perley, Woodfin, Michel, Holt, Ruhe, Waldron, Brenner, Arthur. Bottom Row: Vanderkloot, Boykin, Leonard, 

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Carnes, Captain 



Ortland, Coach 



IN the matter of wins and losses, the 1937 swimming season was a disastrous one. In 
every one of the seven meets the team went down to defeat. However, there were 
some bright spots of consolation on this otherwise dark record. Three of the meets were 
settled only by the final relay. Despite the disappointing team showings, the work of 
several individuals gave encouragement to Navy rooters. Roy Green, breaststroke star, 
shattered the Academy record and turned in sparkling performances. Bill Ruhe, ace 
youngster sprinter, stood high on the intercollegiate scoring list. Captain Jimmy Carnes 
stood out in the diving event, and Harvey Robinson, before he became ineligible, showed 
great promise in the distance swims. The opener was a tight meet against Columbia, 
settled only by the final leg of the relay. Robinson made an auspicious start to his varsity 
career by winning both the 12.0 and 440. Ruhe divided sprint honors with Thompson 

of the Lions, Green pushed Callahan to a new short-course 
record in the breaststroke, and Carnes edged Roveto, Inter- 
collegiate titlist, in the dive. Records tumbled right and 
left as the perennial champions from Yale scored their 
annual victory. The Tars took only two first places, but in 
winning one of these Green lowered the Academy breast- 
stroke mark by 4 seconds, the new standard being z:4o.i. 
Carnes repeated his success in the dive, but Yale dominated 
the other events, lowering the times in the 440-yard free 
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to take the measure of the Sailors. Captain Carries took his usual first in the dive and 
Ruhe scored in the 50-yard freestyle, but the only other Navy victory came in the 400- 
yard relay. The following day the natators had somewhat better success against Penn, 
but as in the Columbia meet, the relay decided the result against them. For the first time 
in the season Navy men won the medley relay and backstroke. Surprisingly, Carnes was 
beaten in the dive by his teammate, Gibson, as well as by Holme of Penn. For the third 
time the relay decided a meet when Dartmouth won, 41-34, by the same score which 
had settled the Columbia and Penn matches. This time it ended in a dead heat, when a 
Navy victory would have tied the result. Ruhe was a double winner, Carnes returned 
to top form in the dive, and Norris, a consistent scorer all season, earned seconds in the 
no and breaststroke. Rutgers exactly doubled Navy's 2.5 points in the next-to-last meet. 
Ruhe repeated his double win, deadlocking Stan Rose of the 
visitors in the century. Green took a thrilling breaststroke 
race and Norris another pair of seconds. Harvard, which 
was soon to end Yale's phenomenal string of victories, 
crushed the Tars in the season's finale. Carnes was the sole 
individual winner, although Green lost his race only be- 
cause he miscounted the laps and stopped 10 yards from 
home. As Captain Carnes was the only consistent scorer to 
be lost by graduation, Navy fans consoled- themselves with 
hopes for a brighter future. 



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Lowndes, Freedman, Fletcher, Pope. Front Row: Vanderkloot, Phaler, Johnson, Melhop, Blankinship, Cunningham, Norris, 

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Blankinship, Captain 



Foster, Coach 



THE success of the 1937 "suicide squad" was due in great part to the excellent 
teamwork which was in evidence throughout the season. Although Coach Foster 
developed, as usual, a number of strong performers, smoothly executed co-ordination 
was a feature of the season which saw the poloists hang up a record equal to that of 
any recent year. Only one defeat, administered by that perennial power, the New York 
Athletic Club, marred the slate of six games. By defeating both Rutgers and Pennsyl- 
vania, the only other Eastern colleges which engaged in water polo, Navy earned a 
strong hold on whatever intercollegiate honors there were to be claimed. At the outset 
of the season such veterans as Captain Blankinship, Cunningham, Mehlhop, and Johnson 
furnished the nucleus around which Frank Foster built his successful machine. The sage 
Navy mentor soon developed a capable group of performers to furnish able support for 

the more experienced members of the squad. The opening 
game, with the 2.3rd Street Y. M. C. A. of New York City, 
found the team crippled by injuries. Despite this handicap, 
the Navy six came out on top in an interesting tussle. 
Central Queens Y. M. C. A. proved a tougher nut to crack. 
The Blue and Gold suiciders had the edge up until the final 
minute, when two foul goals by Heischmann tied the score 
at 16-all. In an exciting extra period the same opponent 
gave his team a lead with a thrown goal, but Norris re- 
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followed a heart-breaking defeat at the hands of the New York Athletic Club, rulers 
of the water polo world. It was bitterly contested, but the more experienced New 
Yorkers eked out a iz-8 victory. The sextet returned to the victory column and won its 
first collegiate game at the expense of Penn. Despite the fact that Captain Blankinship 
was injured on the second play of the game, the Tar suiciders had the situation well in 
hand almost throughout, Norris, who replaced the red-headed leader, ably filling the 
gap. The backs experienced some little trouble in getting accustomed to the pool, which 
is longer than the Macdonough Hall pond, but once this difficulty was overcome, the 
Red and Blue forwards were bottled up. Cunningham bore the brunt of the scoring, 
but his tallies were made possible by the co-operation of his teammates. Another New 
York Y. M. C. A., the West Side Branch, next came to the Macdonough Hall pool and 
was drowned in the Navy onslaught, 19-11. The final game 
was an interesting contest against the strong Rutgers aggre- 
gation. The Scarlet held a one-point lead at half time, but 
in the second period, the smooth Navy machine rolled on 
to victory. The Tar attack tripled the Navy score, while 
the losers' second-half scoring was restricted to two thrown 
goals. Cunningham's deadly throwing arm and Mehlhop's 
defense of the goal were indispensible factors in Navy's 
18-11 win. Thus closed the most successful sport season of 
the winter. 









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Top Row/ Sharp, DeCamp, Ray, Rovetta, Hardy, Walker, Payne, Krol, Robinson. Second Row: Garvin, Olah, Richardson, Wolfe, 
Worthington, Ewoldt, Mason, Reinhart. Front Row: Cloughley, Shaner, Cruse, Seitz, Hart, Simpson, Robertson, Raymer, Mang. 



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Mang, Coach 



A NY season which shows a majority of victories on its record must be accounted 
xi. successful. When, in addition, it is climaxed by a hard-won but decisive victory 
over Army it is highly satisfactory, and so was the 1937 gym season. Coach Mang has 
made of Macdonough Hall one of the strongholds of collegiate gymnastics, and this 
year was no exception to the rule. The acrobats began their year by crushing Penn State, 
and thus became the first Navy team during the 1936-37 sports seasons to turn the trick. 
Captain Pat Hart led the scoring with places in both horizontal and parallel bars, and 
his teammates gave convincing performances right down the line. The M. I. T. Engineers 
had but little better luck on their Annapolis invasion, and at the end of the fray the 
totals stood: Navy 45^, M. I. T. 8^. Their sole winner, tumbler Abbott, took his 
specialty by a bare two points. Hart was a double victor, and DeCamp led the rope 

climbers to a clean sweep. Temple, the ancient nemesis of 
Blue and Gold strongmen, edged out a two-point victory 
in the annual meet. It was a thrilling tussle, as each team 
took three first and three second places. The Owls averted a 
tie by taking third in the closing event, the rope climb. Chet 
Phillips, long a thorn in the side of college gymnasts, gave 
his usual brilliant performance for the Owls. Captain Pat 
Hart took the parallel bar event and placed in the horizontal 
bar. The Dartmouth Indians were no match for Coach 
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Hermann with a tie for first on the side horse. Hart won the parallel bars as usual, 
despite a bad spill. Al Robertson, who had been severely shaken from a fall from the 
rings during a previous meet, made a fine comeback to triumph in his event. Princeton, 
a new power in collegiate acrobatics, provided an upset by winning the second-last 
meet, 30-14, on their home grounds. Captain Jacobs and Tom Gucker, the crippled ace, 
accounted for over half of the Tiger's points. Princeton's sweep of the rope climb, 
usually a strong event for the Blue and Gold, proved to be Navy's undoing. All previous 
performances were forgotten as the aerial artists headed for the Intercollegiates and the 
Army meet, held simultaneously at Dartmouth. Although no individual honors fell 
to Navy stars, Hart and Seitz were runners-up for titles in the parallel bars and rings, 
respectively. DeCamp took fourth place in the rope climb, and Simpson duplicated his 
Dartmouth meet performance by tying Hermann of the Big 
Green for fourth in the side horse. More important was the 
Army clash. Pat Hart, with a first and second, was high 
scorer, but everyone performed splendidly. Four of the six 
events were won by the Tars, who took seconds in the 
other two. Preserved intact was the gymnasts' record of 
never having lost to the Kaydets, and in a close duel, 
decided by the two final events, tumbling and rope climb, 
the Pointers were knocked from the undefeated list and a 
30-2.4 Navy triumph wrote Finis with N-stars to the season. 







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Peebles, Snilsberg, Huffman, De Poix, Dare, Shaw. Third Row.- Hiller, Snyder, Durette, Foley, Surface, Hendrickson, Rawie, 

Hedgecock, Barnes. Front Row: Stein, Deladrier, Sherry, Gerath, Bell, Vance, Woodard, Fiems, Korns. 



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Deladrier, Coach 



FENCING is a sport which finds Navy consistently "in the money." The pinpushers 
made their 1937 debut against St. John's University of Brooklyn, and while the 
Brooklynites had some fine swordsmen, they couldn't match the Tars and went down 
to an 18-9 defeat. The bladewielders added another 18-9 victory to the record with the 
Philadelphia Sword Club furnishing the opposition. Bell, Johnston, and Foley swept 
through the epee 8-1, and the sabre- and foilsmen eked out 5-4 victories over former 
Olympic and collegiate stars. The University of Pennsylvania made it three straight for 
the Blue and Gold as they bowed 2.4-3. Led by Captain Bell, the epee duelists swept the 
event. Navy dropped only one bout in the sabre and two in the foils events, Captain 
Swartz's lone victory preventing a cleanup in the former weapon. Yale gave the Navy 
swordsmen their only setback to the tune of 17-10. The sabre furnished the Sailors' single 

victory, as Hendrickson led the trio to a 5-4 triumph. No 
excuse need be made for the 6-3 Navy loss in the epee to the 
holders of the national junior team championship. The Eli 
foil fencers won their event 7-2.. Cornell offered little diffi- 
culty to Coach Deladrier's charges, who won 19-8. Navy 
had a triple winner with each weapon: Glennon in the foil, 
Johnston with the epee, and Hendrickson of the sabremen. 
The Tar fencers rose to their peak in the pentagonal meet 
at New Haven. They came home with the three-weapon 
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title. The Blue and Gold scored 2.0 points for third place in the sabre, as Yale and Army 
tied for top honors with t.^. The individual epee battle wound up a tie between Randall 
and Miller of Yale and Navy's Johnston, the latter beating both Bulldogs in the fence-off. 
It took a determined stand by the sabre-fighters to win over Columbia. The foils team 
trailed by a point, and the epee trio, below standard, split their nine bouts. The sabre 
men then went into high gear, and with Red Vance winning three duels, turned defeat 
into a 153^-11^2 victory. The sabremen again played a decisive role in the defeat of 
Princeton, the count being 'i.f^/i-'^/i- DePoix and Gerath were the only men to win three 
duels. Coach Deladrier took his proteges to the big city for the intercollegiates and the 
excellent account which the epee men gave of themselves boosted the Tars into fourth 
place in the final standings. This placed them just one notch above the West Pointers. 
Johnston took third in the individual epee battle and Bell 
second in Class B of the same event. The 2.1 3^2 points won 
in this weapon placed the trio second to the all-conquering 
N. Y. U. team. The foils showing was rather disappointing, 
although Glennon was third in the Class A group. The sabre 
swingers clicked a little better, and Gerath carried off 
individual honors and the medal in Class C. Considering 
especially their excellent performance in the pentagonal 
meet and their dual meet record, the fencers' season left 
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NAVY riflemen have long been noted as among the best in the country, and every 
winter finds the boys who like to drill bulls-eyes proving their eyes and nerves 
in competition with leading marksmen from other colleges. Lieutenant Clay's experts 
opened their 1937 season with an easy victory over Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 
1387-13 19. The Navy average of 2.7-7 was considerably below practice scores, but never- 
theless much too high for V. P. I. Another opponent, Columbia, was unable to place 
even one man within the scoring range of the Navy riflemen, who were led by Bill 
Kitch, intercollegiate recordholder. He shot 2.82.; Captain Nicholson followed with 2.79, 
and Roper was next best at 2.76. The latter made the highest standing score of the meet, 
which went to Navy 13 87-1301. Next the fusileers stood out in a triangular meet against 
M. I. T. and Georgetown, garnering 1392. points to 13x4 and 1301 respectively. Captain 

Nicholson, shooting a perfect prone score, fired 2_8z out of 
a possible 300. Kitch trailed his leader by one scant point. 
Continuing their undefeated string, the Tars then downed 
George Washington University by piling up the imposing 
total of 1411, a season's record high. In the following match, 
against Lehigh, Navy kept its record untarnished by 
trouncing the Pennsylvanians,, 1384 to 13x8, although the 
score was below usual par. The Yale meet took the team to 
foreign soil, but nevertheless it outscored the Eli riflemen 
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pounding out the top score of 2.76, edging out the veterans Nicholson and Kitch for the 
honors. Coach Clay's dead-eyes met their only defeat of the season at the hands of 
Maryland, and then by the narrow margin of one point. At the end of the afternoon's 
shooting, totals were even at 1393. In such a situation, the scoring in the offhand 
position determines the winner, and Maryland had netted 433 in this bracket to Navy's 
432.. It was especially disappointing to lose by such a close count, because it cost Navy 
outright possession of the Middle Atlantic dual-meet championship. However, a more 
important competition gave the riflemen an opportunity to redeem their season. On 
March 2.0th sixteen teams competed at Annapolis, while numerous others fired at 
various key positions throughout the country, all seeking the intercollegiate champion- 
ship. Of the quintets entered in this region the four highest were: Navy, with a record 
tally of 1397, George Washington with 1371, Pittsburgh, 
and Navy's conqueror, Maryland. Kitch and Ross tied for 
highest individual score at Z83, Nicholson lagged by only 
one point, and Gould also topped all the outsiders. The select 
Tar five took no chances on repeating their previous loss 
through a drop in offhand shooting. They excelled at this 
position, totaling 437 points to 405 for Pittsburgh, the 
nearest competitor. No team in the country could match the 
Navy performance, and for the fifth time in eight years, the 
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A PROMISING squad answered Coach Thompson's 1936 
call for candidates. Although graduation had taken its 
toll, accessions from the powerful plebe team of 1935 united 
with the veteran material to round out a nicely balanced 
squad. The team opened its season auspiciously with a heart- 
warming victory over Princeton, 67-59, featured by Sheten- 
helm's hair-raising defeat of Captain Hogan of the Tigers in 
the mile. Jack Dalton and Bob Morgan, sensational young- 
sters, led the sprinters to a near-sweep of the dashes. Joe 
Patterson, Navy's versatile leader, was another double 
winner. After a bruising spill over the last barrier had robbed 
him of certain victory in the high hurdles, Patterson came 
back to win both the broad jump and low hurdle events. In 
the weights, Lynch, a double winner, and Bell also con- 
tributed firsts to the Navy total. The following week the 
squad made its annual trip to Franklin Field for the Penn 
Relays. The sprint quartet, Patterson, Dalton, Morgan, and 
Rich, lost a nip-and-tuck battle with Army in the 440-yard 
trials, but gained glorious revenge in their heat of the longer 
sprint, winning by ten yards. The Blue and Gold four ran 
third in the finals, won by Texas' record shattering quarter. 



Waugh, Manager 




Top Row: Weymouth, Finn, Holovak, Robertson, Newton, Scofield, Irvine, Denekas, Benge, Emrich, Gebhardt, Woodruff 

Second Row: Sprenger (Mgr.), Lt. Jacobson (Asst. Coach), G. F. Dalton, McCrory, Holmstrom, Spear, Shetenhelm, Holden, 

Fike, Stuessi (Capt. 1937), Tinling, Cutts, Lt. Williams (Asst. Coach), Thomson (Coach) 

Third Row: Cresap, Pinkerton, Smith, Lockwood, J. S. Dalton, Patterson (Capt. 1936), Morgan, Rich, Shrider, Rouzee, 

Swiderski, Bell 
Front Row: Brady, Dwyer, Williams, Vinock, Baer, Rupp, Mason, Furer 






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Next came a victory over Virginia, in a meet marked by a 
show of Navy's all-around strength. Despite the fact that 
almost the whole team was restricted to one event per man, 
the margin of victory was satisfactory: 71-55. Patterson 
added to his other records the high hurdles mark. In the 
two-mile and discus throw Navy evidenced overpowering 
strength by "cleaning up." An old score was settled the 
following Saturday when, on their second visit of the year 
to Chapel Hill, the Blue and Gold speedsters humbled North 
Carolina's forces on their home cinders. Joe Patterson added 
fresh laurels and still another record to his already long 
total by stepping the quarter mile in 49.1 seconds. Notable 
among the field event performances was a tie in the pole 
vault at 12. feet 4 inches by Pinkerton and McCrory. A 
powerful Notre Dame aggregation handed the team its first 
set-back to the tune of 73 3^-5 2- K- Led by the giant Don 
Elser, who accounted for a first, a second, and two thirds, 
the Irish walked off with eight blue ribbons. Individual 
honors, however, went as usual to Patterson, who not only 
won three events, but set a record for the third consecutive 
week, lowering his time for the no-yard hurdles to 15 




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seconds. Notre Dame had a big advantage in the field events, 
the lone Navy victory there being a tie between Cooper and 
Pinkerton in the high jump. A resounding victory over 
Maryland closed the pre-Army season. Although Captain 
Patterson was out of competition, the final tally read: 
Navy 78, Maryland 48. The two-mile and discus throw fur- 
nished Navy sweeps, and in the half-mile Scofield won his 
first victory of the season. The Army meet was every bit the 
battle that advance notices predicted. In the running events 
Navy got away to a sizeable lead, starting right out with 
Shetenhelm's slashing victory in the mile. Then followed 
thrilling victories by Cutts in the 440 and Dalton in both 
dashes. Patterson's tumble over. a high hurdle when he was 
well in the lead gave Navy hopes a setback, although the 
valiant Tar leader came back to win the low hurdles and 
score in the no. In the 880 and two-mile, respectively, 
Scofield and Stuessi bowed after two terrific struggles, the 
half-mile producing a meet record. Two surprising young- 
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Thomson, DeLong, Cooper, 
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Shuler in the discus throw, and Pinkerton topped a large 
field in the high jump. Pinkerton also cleared twelve-six in 
the pole vault to prevent an Army monopoly. Without the 
broad jump left to complete, Navy needed only first place 
to clinch the meet, and victory seemed secure. However, 
Captain Layne of Army outdid himself with a sparkling 
leap which bettered Patterson's best effort by less than three 
inches, and the Pointers went home on the long end of a 
64% to 61 Yz score. Although the team season ended with 
the Army meet, Patterson went on to greater heights. In 
the N. C. A. A. meet at Chicago he scored fourth place in 
the low hurdles. Then he won the National Junior A. A. U. 
Championship in the 400-meter hurdles, twice smashing 
the record. Next the Navy ace finished second in the same 
event at the final Olympic tryouts. Finally, at Berlin, 
Patterson, Navy's first Olympic trackman, carried the Red, 
White, and Blue to fourth place in the hurdles final, a 
fitting climax to a splendid career and to a creditable 1936 
season. 



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Shove Off ! 



Boating — Grey, J. S., Stroke; Schumacher, No. 7; Whiteside, No. 6; Yeates, No. 5; 



BUCK Walsh faced two tasks at the beginning of 
the crew season, which was late in starting be- 
cause of an icebound Severn River. The first thing to be 
done was to find a replacement for Joe Hood, the 1935 
captain and stroke; the second, to develop a sprinting 
stroke for the zooo meter Olympic trials. A rapid 
stroke requiring more arm and shoulder work replaced 
the slower and perhaps easier long leg-and-back drive. 
Jim Gray, a three year veteran, ably filled the pace- 
maker's seat. A severe setback was the temporary loss 
of Dick Grey, a seasoned oarsman. The varsity crew 
began with only two men, Fleming and Hoffman, 
from the previous year's number one shell. Possibly 
for these reasons, the first opponent, Columbia, was 
able to take her Lion's share of the race by winning 
both the varsity and Jayvee races. High winds lashed 
the Severn River so that the race was postponed for 
two hours. When the shells did venture on the turbu- 
lent water, the Columbia oarsmen wore heavy sweat- 
ers. Although the varsity lost by a length, the plebe 
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half length lead at the finish. However, the improve- 
ment of the Blue and Gold oarsmen was rapid. Their 
next opponents, Cornell, had a powerful crew, almost 
intact from the previous season, and reputed to be the 
best in the East. Displaying vastly improved form, 
the Navy crews upset predictions by scoring brilliant 
victories over the Ithacans in the varsity, Jayvee, 
and plebe races. Unfortunately, the "fifties" had the 
wash of a motorboat to prevent them from making a 
better showing against the Cornell lightweights. The 
Cornell crew was undoubtedly fitted for long distance 
racing, whereas the new sprint stroke had definitely 
established Navy as a top-notcher among eastern inter- 
collegiate sprinters. The following week, Princeton 
and Syracuse fell before the powerful eights of the 
Navy. On Carnegie Lake the navy junior boat moved 
serenely along to win its race by two and a quarter 
lengths ahead of Princeton. The Tigers made a des- 
perate effort to win the varsity event but E. L. Knapp 
kept the Middies beating a steady rhythmic stroke, 
which, although lower than the Princeton stroke, 




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-Schultz, Stroke; Brown, No. 7; Swift, 
No. 6; Erickson, No. 5; Minter, No. 4; Fowler, 
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carried Navy over the finish line a length ahead. 
Syracuse offered little opposition in either race. Next 
at Cambridge came the Adams Cup Race which was 
to establish the East's best eight. Pennsylvania was 
the only undefeated crew to challenge the Tars. 
Harvard took the lead, but faltered at the quarter 
mile. The Blue and Gold blades then beat into the 
lead and with a steady thirty-five maintained it until 
the finish. Navy's time was 9:18, while Penn's was 
9:19.x and Harvard's 9:16.1. By this victory, Navy 
became the outstanding Eastern challenger at the 
Poughkeepsie Regatta and the Olympic trials. The 
Navy Junior varsity won over the other Jayvees, dis- 
playing form creditable to any varsity crew. With the 
noted steady improvement of the varsity eight, men- 
tion must be made also of the remarkable Jayvee and 
plebe crews who were making equally good a showing. 
The Jayvees, stroked by Schultz, and the plebes, 
stroked by Abbott, had been giving the varsity close 
competition every night and thereby furnished them 
the necessary practice. On June 2.2. came the prime 
event of the crew world, the Poughkeepsie regatta, 
where East and West raced for national laurels. Con- 



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ditions were ideal; the Hudson River lay asleep with 
hardly a breeze to ruffle its surface. The course of four 
miles is one testing to the limit the endurance of a 
crew. The Navy shell flashed out to take the lead and 
maintained it for two and a half miles. California was 
constantly pressing, being only three quarters of a 
boat length behind. In the last half mile, the greater 
stamina of Washington showed in a spurt which 
carried it from a trailing position to first. California 
edged ahead of Navy to pass the finish line one shell 
length behind the Huskies and three-quarters of a 
boat length ahead of the Tars. Columbia, Cornell, 
Pennsylvania, and Syracuse pulled across the line 
after a considerable lapse of time. Thus Navy was the 
only serious eastern threat against the west coast 
predominance in racing. In the last contest of the 
season, the Olympics 2.000 meters trials, the Navy 
crew lost in the first heat to California and Pennsyl- 
vania. Although the Blue and Gold did not reach the 
peak, Buck Walsh's crew held eastern intercollegiate 
supremacy. Captain Fleming and his shipmates made 
a showing of which they could well be proud. Hub- 
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Boating — Stapler, Stroke; Skidmore, No. 7; Haddock, 

No. 6; Greenup, No. 5; Taft, No. 4; Chambers, No. 3; 

Varney, No. 2.; Bottenfield, Bow; Mugg, Cox. 



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WITH the commencement of his first season 
as mentor of Navy lacrosse, "Dinty" 
Moore found a strong array of new material turn- 
ing out for the 1936 squad. Already known as a 
builder of highly successful teams of the neigh- 
boring college of St. John's, where he had taught 
the sport for several years, Coach Moore met an 
enthusiastic reception when he took the helm 
of the Blue and Gold lacrosse team. The Tars 
opened their season with an overwhelming 
victory in a practice game against Dartmouth, 
in which the Indians lost their scalps by a 2.1-0 
score. In the first scheduled game of the season, 
the effect of Dinty's coaching was shown in the 
clever stick-handling of the Middies, who out- 
played John Harvard to win, 8-2.. Bowers and 
Mann, both youngsters, made their debut in 
form assuring them varsity positions, Mann 
scoring three goals. One of the Crimson points 
was scored by "Van" Cleveland, formerly of '37, 
who had the unusual experience of playing 
against several of his old classmates. The follow- 



Top Row: Moore (Coach), Miller, Hutchins, 

DuBois, Maxwell, Rindskopf, Northwood. 

Front Row/ Dally, Kelly, Case, Greene, 

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ing week at Poe Field, Princeton, the smooth 
working "ham and eggers" broke a perfect 
Princeton record of three years' standing by 
decisively beating the Tiger ten, 8-5. In spite of 
the fact that he had spent the previous week at 
the hospital, Steve Mann played in this game 
to score two valuable goals for the victors. 
Wilbur Thing, Bowers, Dally, Maxwell, and 
Faville also contributed to the scoring. In the 
minds of many of the players this was the best 
game of the season. Navy took a z-o lead at the 
half. Princeton tied the score and Navy finally 
pulled away to win. The third consecutive 
victory came in a hard fought game against 
Syracuse. Mann, Dally, Parham, Smith, Bowers, 
Kelly, and Fellows each contributed to the win- 
ing score, 8-6. Eli Yale was Navy's fourth vic- 
tim. "Curt" Kelly, Navy southpaw, demon- 
strated quick dodging and accurate stick-hand- 
ling in the third quarter when he scored un- 
assisted three times in succession. The Blue and 
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Thing, Lamond (Asst. Coach). Front Row: 
Moreau (Capt. 1936), Smith (Capt. 1937) 
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end of the game, when "Smitty," Navy's efficient 
center, scored with Cooley's assistance. He and Cooley 
practically duplicated the play just before the game 
ended. The Bulldog was outclassed to the tune of 8-3. 
Dinty's ten thus far had had a perfect season. The win- 
ning streak ended, however, in a fiercely contested game 
with the University of Maryland. This club, the best in 
the East, outplayed the Tars in spite of the latter's 
remarkably skillful stick work in the first quarter. Navy 
scored twice against this powerful team, Dally making 
one goal and Smith pocketing the other after running 
the length of the field with the ball. The expert lacrosse- 
men of Maryland crashed through with four goals in the 
last quarter to triumph, 7-2.. Another strong aggregation, 
the Mount Washington Club, gave the team its second 
reverse of the season, 11-1. Faville, unassisted, made the 
only Navy score, forty-five seconds before the final 
whistle. The Midshipmen met their old rivals, the 
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Stadium, West Point. A speedy offensive brought three 
points to the Cadets before Navy rallied. Just before the 
quarter ended "Beagle" Smith carried two goals for the 
Blue and Gold. The Pointers,' however, continued their 
onslaught to win 10-4; Thing and Parham scoring the 
other two goals for the Tars. Speaking of the team in 
general, Soucek and Mehlig comprised a tight defense; 
Smith and Faville a strong midfield; and "Steve" Mann, 
Parham, and Thing, an effectively threatening attack. 
"Curt" Kelly could be depended on for a consistent all- 
around game. Two players who deserved special credit 
were Moreau and Obermeyer, the men who protected 
the goal. They stolidly do a part which is quite as spec- 
tacular and essential to victory. Lacrosse is a singular 
sport in that few fellows know how to play. the game 
or handle a stick before entering the academy; but, with 
the excellent coaching of "Dinty" Moore, Navy's teams 
are able to stand up against the most seasoned tens of 
the East. 






Mehlig, Faville, Kelly, Coach Moore, 
Miller and Obermeyer 



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BASEBALL 
1936 





The Board of Strategy 



THE baseball season may well be called a success as a 
season which saw the addition of a few more N-stars. 
The unfortunate scarcity of N-stars makes them all the more 
symbolic. The nine opened the season in a very wobbly 
fashion as they dropped four of their first five encounters. 
From that point onward, however, the lads rallied to break 
even in the ten remaining games. Joe Eliot and Pete Summers 
turned in consistently fine work during the latter part of 
the season. The team and Lieutenant Commander Cloughley 
were entitled to a great deal of credit for the progress 
shown from game to game. The Dartmouth Indians took 
a rather free hitting opener, n to 5, greatly aided by seven 
Tar errors. The local boys showed considerable improve- 
ment in a practice game with the St. Johnnies, and with 
Joe Eliot on the mound managed to stop the Penn Staters, 
2. to 1. The Middies were outhit, 6 to 3, but with the aid 
of seven timely walks and a hit or so when it was needed 
most, were able to get the nod. The work afield had already 
shown marked improvement. The Navy pitchers put on 
another fine exhibition as Summers, Hale, and Eliot limited 



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Cloughley, Coach 
Humphreys, Assistant 




From left to right: Matheson (Cape), McKay 
Schneider, Ingling, Hale, Anderson, Mack 



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Top Row: Reed (Mgr.), Lt. Comdr. Cloughley (Coach), Bentley (Coach), 
Pratt (Capt. 1936), King, Seyford, Anderson, Adair, McKay, Schneider, 

Andrews, Ingram, C. B. M. Andrews 
Second Row: Stump, Schwaner, Schroeder, Robinson, Summers, Sexton, 
Matheson (Capt. 1937), F. Hale, Mack, McFarland 
Front Row: Teall, Pace, Mason, Ingling, Gibson, Eliot, Sbisa 






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Sharpening the Eye 



Vermont to seven hits and three unearned runs. The boys 
failed to come through at the plate, however, as Vermont 
came out on top 3 to o. Although each team had eleven hits, 
more than Navy's previous total for the season, the Sailors 
couldn't turn theirs to as good advantage and dropped the game 
with Boston College, 10 to 6. Pratt led both squads at the plate 
with three hits out of five. Albany of the International League 
staged an exhibition game with the Middies on Lawrence Field 
and, as was expected, walked off with the game, 1 1 to 1 . A power- 
ful nine from the University of Maryland lived up to their fine 
reputation as they trounced Navy, 9 to 1. Wood of the Terrapins 
held the Tars to four hits while his team-mates collected fourteen 
off Eliot and Hale. The batsmen rallied to take Lafayette in an 
unusually close, freehitting game, 9 to 8, and kept up the good 
work against the Cavaliers of Virginia in the following game, 



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narrowly missing a shutout as Eliot pitched his way to a i to i 
victory. Pete Summers held Gettysburg to seven hits as Navy 
won, 4 to 3. The Washington and Lee outfit reversed things in 
the next encounter, pounding their way to the top, 17 to 6. 
Ingram hammered out four of Navy's sixteen hits. Richmond, 
Duke, and Princeton invaded Lawrence Field on successive dates 
and each walked off with the laurels. The home squad seemed to 
be building up a reserve for the Army game. The Army game 
was expected to be a real battle and no one was disappointed. 
It was a free-hitting battle, replete with wild pitches, wild 
throws, shoestring catches, and all sorts of bad and good base- 
ball. It took all nine innings to make Navy's 11 to 10 victory 
secure. The boys in grey were in there all the way, but when the 
final out was made it meant more N-stars for a heads-up [Navy 
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Warming Up 




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Martin, Gaudet (Coach) 



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THE Navy netmen can reasonably look at their season's record 
with pride. Except for a few matches with teams that 
were almost in a class by themselves, the squad came through 
with flying colors. They bowed to a more experienced Harvard 
outfit in the opener, as the Crimson crashed through, nine to 
nothing, but went on to win four straight. Haverford, Maryland, 
St. Johns of Brooklyn, and Swarthmore all made the trip to 
Crabtown, but had to content themselves with the scenery. All 
the matches were hotly contested, but each day found the Navy 
on top. The Gavaliers from Virginia were the first to break the 
string as they took a long, drawn out heart-breaker at five matches 
to four. Not in the least discouraged, the racqueteers came back 
to outstroke a fine Duke outfit, eight to one. The score hardly 
gives the "Blue Devils" the credit they deserved. The Violets 
of N. Y. U. faced the middies with an awe-inspiring reputation, 
but proved to be only human as they bowed to the local lads, 
seven to two. Perhaps the best tennis team in intercollegiate 
circles had the honor of next trimming the sailors. The Tarheels 
took all nine matches, but had to earn every one. The boys from 
North Carolina were really great. Showing that it really had 
"what it takes," the team refused to let its morale drop and 
dropped Penn State instead. The Nittany Lions put up a fine 
battle, but could not quite match the steady base line play of 
such Navy stars as Captain Noel, Grantham, and Martin. The 
Staters went home with but three of the nine points contested for. 
The first engagement of the season with a Philadelphia team was 
distinctly in Navy's favor as the Owls of Temple followed the 
path of many a fine squad before them to the tune of eight to one. 
The University of Pennsylvania added a slightly dampening con- 
clusion to a fine season as they took all nine matches in straight 
sets. The squad loses most of its regulars with Captain Grantham 
the only one returning. 





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Gaudet, Coach 



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Standing: Lyster (Mgr.), Rankin, Crutchfield, Brown (Capt.), Lt. Nutter (Officer Rep.), 

Williams (Coach) 
Kneeling: Farrington, Cunningham, Jones, Quady 



THE golf squad started off the season on April 3 by meet- 
ing the Dartmouth golfers at Annapolis Roads. Weather 
conditions were not of the best because of a strong, cold 
wind that was blowing. The wind and fortune favored 
Dartmouth's golfers, as they won by 16)^ to 10 >£. The loss 
was a disappointment to the boys as they had beaten 
Dartmouth in previous matches. The top of Navy's list 
came through by piling up a 10 Yi to 7 Y^ margin, but the 
junior pair, Cunningham and Mead, were blanked 9 to o. 
Southerland, Fowler, and Holmshaw starred for Navy, 
scoring all of her points. Princeton was the next team to 
face the golfers. In preparation for the match, a contest 
was played with the officers, which latter were favored to 
win. Pug Southerland' s boys came from behind to beat the 
officers, 31 }/ 2 to xzH, in a twelve man match. Captain 
Pollard was medalist for the day with a 76, but in the last 
round, the middies rallied and saved the day after trailing 
by a point at the end of the first nine. The morale of the 
team was greatly heightened and they were all set for the 
Princeton battle the following week. Fate again was not 
with the team. Facing an excellent Tiger squad, a dash of 
cold weather, and a very tricky course, Pug's boys met a 
9 to o defeat. Mead and Fowler made a strong finish but 
could not get started soon enough. Georgetown, a week 
later, was successful in downing Navy. The match was a 
hard fought one, Navy losing because of a few inconsistent 
moments of play. Mead defeated the number two George- 
town player and Fowler was only beaten by a sub par 34. 
Fowler was low for the team. By losing to Princeton and 
Georgetown Navy dropped to the bottom of the inter- 



Straight Down the Fairway 



GOLF 

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collegiate list. Next Navy faced the crack Washington and 
Lee outfit, and lost by the score of 17 to 10. Considering 
that Washington and Lee had one of the best squads in the 
South, the defeat was not a great upset. The matches were 
very close, as Fowler pushed the ace of the Washington and 
Lee team to the limit. Brown, Mead, and Cunningham 
were more successful; they scored all of Navy's points. 
Navy didn't click very well against Virginia as they bowed, 
17 Vi to 9^- The match was featured by the consistently 
low scores of the opponents, as only one man carded over 
80. Mead shot a fine 75 for Navy's lone win. The squad 
turned in a fine performance against Johns Hopkins in trim- 
ming them 2.3 K to 4}^. Everyone was finding things pretty 
much to his liking. Crutchfield's 76 was low for the day. 
A glance at the season's record is not an encouraging one, 
but considering the time the boys have to practice and the 
fact that the sport is new at Annapolis, the golfers deserve a 
lot of credit. Holmshaw, Fowler, Crutchfield, and Souther- 
land were lost to the cause by graduation, but prospects 
were bright because of the large source of material which 
was available for the 1937 season. 




Captain Brown Sinks One 





Coming Out of Trouble 



A Powerful Foursome 



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Top Row; Turner, Molteni, Caldwell, Welte, Giffen, Olsen, Bliss, Henderson 
Bottom Ron': Gerath, Lt. Wolleson (Coach), Hanger, Huxtable (Capt.), Lewis (Mgr.), 
Blenman, W., Lt. (j.g.) Coffin (Asst. Coach), Nicholson 



A SEASON which finds only one defeat marring a record 
of four matches against rifle teams of the high caliber 
of Navy's annual opponents may well be termed successful. 
The 1936 Sharpshooters came out on the short end against 
their ancient enemies, the Marines, but overbalanced this 
loss by defeating three National Guard teams in the course 
of the season. Moreover, in not a single meet did any op- 
ponent top Captain Ed Huxtable in individual scoring, and 
only those perennial experts, the Marines, were able to 
match him. The season opened May 9 on the home range 
with Essex Troop of the New Jersey National Guard in the 
role of guests and victims. Captain Huxtable began a record 
which he was to maintain unbroken throughout the season, 
leading both teams for the title of high gun. His total was 
2.4Z out of a possible 2.50. Only a point behind was Bill 
Brinckloe, and another point separated the runner-up from 
Bill Blenman. Five Navy dead-shots equalled or bettered 
the losers' best individual effort, and the team compiled a 
record total for the season, 1360. In the second match the 
riflemen had their only taste of defeat. This was a triangular 
affair, with the Marine Detachments from Philadelphia and 
Quantico providing two of the angles, and the visitors 
proved just a little too good for their hosts. The "Gyrenes" 
superiority over the 600-yard course gave them a decisive 
margin of victory. The totals read: Quantico, 2.373; Phila- 
delphia, 2.359; Navy, 2.342.. Huxtable duplicated his score 
of the previous week, which was also matched by two 
Virginians and one member of the Philadelphia team. 
Coach Wolleson's deadshots got back into the win column 
the following week at the expense of the 71st Infantry, 




RIFLE 



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New York National Guard. Captain Huxtable was again 
high man with 140, and only one opponent could match 
the efforts of Navy's first five men. The victors showed 
great superiority over every course except the 600 yards 
slow fire. The Seventh Regiment (107th Infantry), New 
York National Guard, hosts to the Navy team at Peekskill 
in their only match away from home, were no more success- 
ful than their fellow New Yorkers had been the previous 
week. A high wind kept the scores low, but did not prevent 
Huxtable from keeping untarnished his record. His total, 
■2.1,8, was excellent under the conditions. Again Navy led in 
every course but one, the hosts tying their conquerors at 
2.00 yards rapid fire. The winning team compiled a score of 
1x83, 19 more than their hosts' total. Under the able coach- 
ing of Lieutenant Wolleson the team came through a diffi- 
cult season with great credit to itself. Moreover, as only 
five experienced men were lost by graduation, a strong 
nucleus returned for the 1937 season, auguring well for 
the future. 




Wolleson, Coach 




Offhand 



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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS 



A Page 

Aircraft Radio Corporation 475 

American Automatic Electric Sales Company. 512. 

American Engineering Company 498 

Anderson Brothers Consolidated Companies, 

Inc 512. 

Annapolis Banking and Trust Company 508 

Annapolis Preparatory School 468 

Arma Engineering Company, Inc 475 

Arundel Corporation 475 

Association of Army-Navy Stores, Inc 515 

B 

B. G. Corporation 484 

Babcock & Wilcox Company 503 

Bailey, Banks & Biddle Company 480 

Bath Iron Works Corporation 474 

Bausch & Lomb Optical Company 490 

Beck Engraving Company 507 

Bellevue-Stratford Hotel 510 

Wm. H. Bellis Company 482. 

Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Ltd. . . . 504 

Blue Lantern Inn 506 

Brown and Sharpe Mfg. Co 502. 

C 

Capital Gazette Press 497 

Carr, Mears & Dawson 485 

Carvel Hall 485 

Castle Gate Hosiery & Glove Co., Inc 508 

Circle Theatre 491 

Cluett, Peabody & Company 470 

Colt's Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co 498 

Thos. Cook & Son 481 

Curtiss- Wright Corporation 473 

D 

Davis Stationery 496 

DuBois Press, The : . 493 

E 

Electric Boat Company 479 

F 

Federal Services Finance Corporation 479 

Field & Flint Company 505 

Florsheim Shoe Company 487 

Ford Instrument Company, Inc 491 

G 

Gieves, Limited 489 

Hotel Governor Clinton 5ox 

Hyman Gruskin 488 

H 

Haas Tailoring Company 496 

Hamilton Hotel 487 

Harris & Ewing 490 

Herzog &: Kramer 514 

Hilborn-Hamburger, Inc 495 

Horr, J. A. Frederick 474 

Horstmann Uniform Company 480 

Hyde, John C 506 

K 

Kingsbury Machine Works, Inc 482. 

Krementz and Co 483 



L Page 

Liggett and Myers Tobacco Co 469 

Log, The 509 

M 

Martinique Hotel 5 iz 

Merriam, G. & C. Co 495 

Meyer, N. S 514 

Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of 

America, Inc 511 

N 

National Publishing Company 468 

Navy Mutual Aid Association 496 

Navy Relief Society 497 

Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. 478 

New York Life Insurance Co 500 

O 

Ohlen-Bishop Co 495 

P 

Primus 472. 

R 

R. C. A. Manufacturing Co., Inc 471 

Jacob Reed's Sons 476-477 

S. W. Rice, Inc 504 

Rogers Peet Company 481 

S 

Schuele, Peppier & Kostens 491 

Seamen's Bank for Savings 503 

Severn School 488 

Seward Trunk and Bag Co 501 

Sperry Gyroscope Co 472. 

Spalding, A. G. & Co 471 

Sterling Shirts and Collars 508 

Stetson Shoe Stores, Inc _^ 499 

Submarine Signal Co 495 

T 

Frank Thomas Co. , Inc 500 

Tiffany & Company 467 

Tilghman Company 474 

Trident Society 514 

U 

United Aircraft Corporation 486 

United Services Automobile Association 470 

U. S. Hoffman Machinery Corporation 492. 

U. S. N. A. Preparatory School 483 

U. S. Naval Institute 494 

V 

Vanadium Alloys Steel Co 506 

W 

Waterbury Tool Co 468 

Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. 513 

White Studio 501 

Worumbo Company 510 

Wright Aeronautical Corporation 473 

E. A. Wright Company 488 

Z 

Zeiss, Carl, Inc 506 



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GENERAL INDEX 



A Page 

Acknowledgments 464 

Activities Section 344 

Administration Section 30 

Advertisements 465 

Art Club 376 

Athletic Section 392. 

B 

Baseball 454 

Basketball 416 

Biographies (see index) 518 

Biographies: First Battalion 104 

Second Battalion 150 

Third Battalion 196 

Fourth Battalion 144 

Boat Club 389 

Boxing 42.6 

Bugle Corps 64 

Business Staff ^362. 

C 

Cheer Leaders 391 

Choir 381 

Christian Association 379 

Christmas Card Committee 378 

Classes: First 82. 

Second 86 

Third 90 

Fourth 94 

Class History: Fourth Class Year Z94 

Third Class Year 304 

Second Class Year 316 

First Class Year 3x8 

Class Supper Committee __ 38Z 

Commandant, The 36 

Committees 374 

Collision Cases 2.86 

Contents 9 

Crest Committee 385 

Crew 446 

Cross Country 41Z 

D 

Dedication 6 

Departments 40 

E 

Economics and Government Department 56 

Electrical Engineering Department 50 

English and History Department 51 

Executive Department 40 

Executive Officer 37 

F 

Fall Sports 396 

Fencing 436 

Football 398 

Foreword 8 

G 

Glee Club 357 

Goat Keepers 391 

Golf 460 

Gymnasium 434 

H 

History, Class i88 

Hop Committee 380 

Hygiene Department 60 



I Page 

Indoor Rifle '. 462. 

J 
Juice Gang 361 

L 

Lacrosse 450 

Languages Department 54 

Log, The 370 

Lucky Bag, The 366 

M 

Mandolin Club 356 

Marine Engineering Department 46 

Masqueraders 350 

Mathematics Department 48 

Motion Picture Gang 384 

Musical Clubs 351 

N 
NA Ten 359 

O 

Orchestra 358 

Ordnance Department 44 

Outdoor Rifle 463 

P 

Pep Committee 390 

President, The 33 

Press Gang 390 

Physical Education Department 58 

Productions 348 

Property Gang •. 3 63 

Publications 364 

Q 

Quarterdeck Society 388 

R 

Radio Club 386 

Reception Committee 387 

Reef Points 373 

Regimental Staffs 65 

Rifle, Outdoor 463 

Indoor 439 

Ring Committee 377 

Ring Dance Committee 383 

S 

Seamanship and Navigation Department 42. 

Secretary of the Navy, The 34 

Soccer 408 

Spring Sports 440 

Stage Gang 360 

Stripers: First Battalion 66 

Second Battalion 70 

Third Battalion 74 

Fourth Battalion 78 

Superintendent, The 35 

Swimming 430 

T 

Tennis . ., 458 

Track 441 

Trident, The 371 

W 

Water Polo 432. 

Winter Sports 414 

Wrestling 42.x 

Y 
Yard, The 16 



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INDEX TO BIOGRAPHIES 



A Page 

Adams, H. D 197 

Adams, T. M 151 

Adelman, M . 199 

Anderson, G.J Z03 

Andrea, J. P Z45 

Arentzen, E. S Z4Z 

Armijo, G. W., Jr 104 

Aylesworth, A. W 196 

B 

Baer, D. G 147 

Baker, H. W z 4 6 

Baldwin, M. H., Jr 150 

Ball, R. E 153 

Ballinger, J. M 105 

Barkley, R. L 107 

Barninger, C. A., Jr zoi 

Barry, W. J 15Z 

Barton, H. H 108 

Bell, D. B z 49 

Bennett, J. C 155 

Benson, R. H., Jr 104 

Bernard, L. G Z48 

Bevernick, R. A 2.51 

Bieri,B. H.,Jr 154 

Blankinship, C. 1 157 

Blasdel, F. G., Jr Z50 

Boal, J. K no 

Bottenfield, R. D 113 

Bottomley, H. S., Jr 156 

Brantley,- W. L 2.06 

Brinckloe, W. D., Jr 159 

Bringle, W. F 158 

Bromeyer, J. R Z53 

Brown, J. V 117 

Brown, W. B 161 

Brown, W. M zoi 

Browning, C L zo8 

Buckley, F. D 160 

Burch, C. A Z52. 

Burfeind, H.F in 

Burgess, R. H., Jr 163 

Burt, P. S., Jr 118 

Byrum, P. R., Jr 12.0 

C 

Carnes, J. M 2.1 1 

Carr, A. J 119 

Carroll, J. B 114 

Carson, J. D 162. 

Cassidy, E. W izi 

Chambers, O. A 113 

Cheney, J. F 15Z 

Chipley, G. W Z55 

Clapham, L. B xio 

Clark, F. E., II 212 

Clegg, D. C zi 7 

Coker, C. W 118 

Colbert, R. G 2.03 

Connor, T. H. \V 2.54 

Cooper, M. L., Jr 2.14 

Cousins, R. W 2.13 

Crenshaw, W. R 115 

Cresap, J. B 1x3 



Page 

Crowell, D. C zo8 

Cruse, J. H 2.57 

Culhane, T. A., Jr Z19 

Cunningham, T. D.- 12.4 

Currie, J. P 156 

Currier, R. N Z59 

D 

Dally, F. E. , Z15 

Dalton, J, F 165 

Davies, T. D. . . ■ 2.04 

Davis, L. O 164 

Dean, D. A 160 

Deckelman, D. B 167 

de Golian, F. E., Jr Z54 

De Long, E. G 166 

Denton, J. B . 126 

DeVane, J. M., Jr 173 

Dodds, C. R z 5 z 

Dodson, J. A., Jr zzo 

Doerflinger, C. R 11 1 

Dressendorfer, D. E 169 

Duncan, G. A., Jr Z57 

Dyson, J. C zoo 

E 

Eddy, F. M Z09 

Edwards, T. E., Jr ZZ3 

Ellerton, G. C, Jr ZZ4 

Elliott, J. D., Jr Z46 

Ely, W. C z 5 8 

Erly, R. B 1Z9 

Ewoldt, L. E 106 

F 

Farrington, R. F 168 

Faville, J. N zz6 

Ferrara, M zzi 

Fey, W. L., Jr 196 

Filippone, S z6i 

Finney, E. C zz8 

Fisher, A. W., Jr 130 

Flenniken, C. W., Jr 133 

Ford, W. W 171 

Foster, G. H 170 

Foster, R. M 1Z5 

Freedman, A. S., Jr ziz 

Friedrick, E. S 151 

Fuhrman, A. S 135 

G 

Gardes, A. W., Jr z6o 

Garvin, J. B Z19 

Gay, D., Jr 108 

Gerath, J. A., Jr 134 

Gerken, A. F 173 

Gibson, C. E 109 

Gibson, E. B., Jr Z44 

Gibson, J. E 17Z 

Gilkeson, F. B 175 

Glennon, H. R., Jr Z55 

Goodloe, C Z63 

Goodman, S z6z 

Gore, CM 133 

Grantham, E. A Z31 

Gregg, W zi6 

Grey, J. R 107 



Page 

Groves, A Z65 

Gustin, J. R 174 

G. Watkin, W. E Z53 

H 

Hahn, H. B 169 

Hale, F., Jr 2.64 

Hall, W. C.,Jr 177 

Halla, R. A 166 

Hammond, W.J z6o 

Hansen, W. C zo6 

Hanson, K. E Z67 

Harmuth, W. B Z05 

Harper, T. E izz 

Hart, P. H 171 

Hartman, H.J Z53 

Hartmann, P. E z66 

Harveson, H. A Z69 

Held, W.J Z14 

Henderich, F. J z68 

Henderson, F. H., Jr 137 

Hess, J. B Z71 

Hessel, E. W Z3Z 

Hirschberger, C. R 136 

Hocker, CM Z35 

Holden, J. R 104 

Holden, R Z67 

Holmes, T. S 13Z 

Howard, H. W Z34 

Howland, W. A. H 270 

Huelsenbeck, P. C ZZ7 

Huey, D. E 176 

Hughes, J. G Z69 

Hughes, R. B Z05 

I 

Ingling, F. W z6z 

J 

Jakeman, L. F ZZ9 

Janney, F. E 179 

Johnson, D. L 178 

Johnston, J. P. M Z63 

Jones, Q. B zi8 

Jordan, M. H , . 138 

Joyce, G. P 174 

Julihn, L. V 181 

K 

Keen, W. H.,Jr z 3 o 

KelleyJ. L.,Jr i 9 z 

Kelly, J. C 193 

Kessler, W. M Z65 

King, J. W z 73 

Kissinger, R., Jr 181 

Konchar, R. J Z7Z 

Kreikenbaum, F. E Z75 

Kuhn, C H Z74 

L 

Lajaunie, L. A., Jr 139 

Lake, C.E Z77 

Lander, R. B., Jr Z39 

Lanham, H. P 115 

Lansdowne, F. M i6z 

Lawrence, S. G Z76 



518 



INDEX TO BIOGRAPHIES 



Page 

Lirette, J. R nz 

Lowndes, W. R 157 

Lyke, D. W zio 

Lytle, M. H 140 

M 

Mack, W. P 141 

Madison, J. R 197 

Madley, E. P 2.16 

Mason, W. B., Jr 2.79 

Matheson, G. G z68 

Mayes, J.N 150 

McCormack, V. F 2.59 

McDowell, E. H 131 

McKaig, M. B 106 

McKay, F. D.,Jr z66 

Mead, S. M.,III z 3 8 

Mehle, R. W 134 

Mehlop, D. L 137 

Mehlig, J. L Z36 

Meigs, C. H Z36 

Menefee, F. F Z3 1 

Merryman, J. W Z39 

Messenheimer, C. A zzi 

Michelsen, A., Jr zz8 

Miller, John D 180 

Miller, T. L 183 

Mingay,J. I z 33 

Minter, C. S., Jr Z47 

Molteni, P. G.,Jr i8z 

Moore, P. B Z40 

Moore, R. Austin 185 

Moore, T. H iz6 

Morrell, R. J., Jr Z41 

Morse, J. F 175 

Mountrey, R. W 136 

N 

Narter, G. G nz 

Nash, C. A., Jr z 7 8 

Nccl.J. W zz 9 

Nester, H. W., Jr 184 

Newell, F. R., Jr Z77 

Nicholson, R. P. . 143 

Nielsen, J. L 144 

Nixon, T. J., Ill 199 

Norman, G. P 158 

Northwood, R. H . . . 187 

O 

Obermeyer, J. A 138 

O'Hare, E. H 141 

Oke, F. M 113 

O'Neil, G. E.,Jr z 3 8 

O'Rourke, J. S. . . z8i 

Otter, B. V Z7Z 

P 

Pace, J. E Z13 

Parker, R. F Z40 

Patriarca, F. A 1Z7 

Patrick, K. W iz 5 

Patterson, D. D zz6 

Patty, J. C.,Jr z 37 

Pearsall, T.J Z78 

Peterson, T. M 186 

Phaler, W. L Z70 



Page 

Pond, J. E., Jr 119 

Porter, W. M 176 

Pound, K. E 144 

Pridmore, J. A 189 

Pritchard, R.J Z3Z 

Putman, C. F 141 

R 

Radcliffe, D. S 170 

Ramey, S. E Z45 

Ramsey, O. M 135 

Rankin, E. P 198 

Reece, H. B ZZ5 

Reese, J. D., Jr 105 

Reid,J. B 130 

Reid, W. S z 73 

Rengel, J. C 189 

Rich, A. W Z64 

Riley, P.J 198 

Rimmer, H. R 163 

Rixey, F. S 188 

Robertson, A. C z8o 

Robertson, K. C ZZ7 

Robinson, J. P., Jr 147 

Roby, T. W.,Jr 116 

Rogers, R. S 1Z7 

Ross, J. G 17Z 

Roth, E 178 

Rouzee, G. M izi 

Rowe, H. A 14Z 

Ruge, R. F zoo 

Rupp, L. A 146 

Rydeen, F. C z8 3 

S 

Sanderson, E. G 168 

Savage, R. L., Jr 185 

Scales, J. R 191 

Schmidt, J. S 143 

Schneider, F. H., Jr 1Z4 

Scofield, E. K z6i 

Scott, J. F 13Z 

Seitz, T. H z8o 

Shaffer, J. C 147 

Shamer, F.N 177 

Shea, M. W 180 

Sherry, H. B 154 

Shick, S., Jr Z07 

Shrider, H. D zoz 

Shupper, B. H zzz 

Simpson, J. W 190 

Sipple, H. D Z56 

Skidmore, B. D z8z 

Slaughter, J. S Z35 

Smart, F. F., Jr Z58 

Smart, R. C 167 

Smith, R. A Z75 

Smith, W. D Z51 

Smith, W. R.,Jr 188 

Snodgrass, R. A ZZ5 

Snyder, W. A Z48 

Soucek, A. H Z34 

Spruance, E. D z8i 

Stein, C, Jr zzo 

Stencil, W. J Z79 

Stevens, W. M Z37 



Page 

Stevens, W. R zn 

Stewart, W. S Z15 

Stockman, W.J Z83 

Stokes, T. R izz 

Street, G. L.,III 187 

Strong, S. B Z49 

Stuart, A. J Z76 

Stuessi, W. J 117 

Sullivan, J. G 155 

Swift, H. M. S 183 

T 

Tamny, L. D 114 

Tate, R. V 156 

Taylor, F. W iz8 

Taylor, J. E 165 

Taylor, P. K izo 

Thomas, J. A 150 

Thomas, N. E Z85 

Thompson, M. D 109 

Transue, H. C i8z 

Turner, T. L Z74 

U 

Usher, H. L., Jr 190 

V 

Vance, R. T 184 

Van Patten, E. H., Jr Z17 

Vorse, A. O., Jr 179 

Vroome, R. L z8z 

W 

Wadleigh, J. R 159 

Walker, J. L zoz 

Wallace, R. H no 

Walsh,]. G.,Jr z 4 i 

Warder, H. W 186 

Ware, R. M ZZ3 

Watkins, J. H. Z71 

Watkins, N. P Z33 

Watters, E. C, III 145 

Waugh, R. A 140 

Wengrovius, D. V Z07 

Wescott, R. H., Jr 19Z 

West, R. C iz8 

Wettack, J. T zzz 

Wheeler, R. V., Jr 191 

Whistler, J. C Z09 

White, D. M 164 

Wildt, V. H zz 4 

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